Corrections News

Lotus Glen Centre Delta Unit competes for QCS Top Dog title

2020 has been a dog of a year, so Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) launched QCS Top Dog – a five-part series on social media showcasing the agency’s Delta Units. The series, which began with episode one last week (26 November), shows the skills and training required...

Death in custody, Princess Alexandra Hospital

  Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in QCS custody at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. The 37-year old man was involved in an altercation with another prisoner at Wolston Correctional Centre on November 10. He was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with...

Visit restrictions eased

In line with easing COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland, Queensland Corrective Services has made changes to prison visits, effective this week. Prisoners will now be allowed up to three visitors for a one hour visit each week. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Additionally, the latest...

Officers assaulted, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Two custodial correctional officers received medical treatment following an incident with a non-compliant prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre yesterday. The officers were moving to restrain the prisoner when both sustained scratches to the face and were exposed to potential blood contamination. The officers were assessed at...

Children now welcome to attend visits

Children can again visit Queensland prisons after Queensland Corrective Services updated its COVID-19 visit policy. Under the eased restrictions, each prisoner can have a maximum of two visitors, which can include one child. COVID-19 restrictions still apply, with no physical contact allowed between prisoners and visitors. All...

Death in custody – Wolston Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a 73-year-old prisoner has died after suffering what appears to be a medical incident at Wolston Correctional Centre yesterday evening. The man attended the medical centre at the prison suffering shortness of breath before rapidly declining. QAS attended, but attempts by...

Death in Custody, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in custody on October 13 at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. The 26-year-old man was located in a dual occupancy cell at 2.55am. Custodial Correctional Officers immediately commenced CPR on the man and QAS was called but...

Officers assaulted, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Three custodial correctional officers have received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre yesterday. A prisoner was being escorted by officers when he became non-compliant and officers were forced to restrain him. As offers were restarting the prisoner,...

Officer assaulted, Maryborough Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer has received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Maryborough Correctional Centre yesterday. The prisoner, who was resisting directions while being escorted to the detention unit after verbally threatening staff, spat in the officer’s face. Officers quickly restrained the prisoner and...

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