Corrections News

Officer assaulted at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a Custodial Correctional Officer was assaulted by a prisoner at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre yesterday during an incident where force was required to be used. Officers were preparing a prisoner to transition from the medical unit when he struck an...

Officer injured at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a Custodial Correctional Officer was injured by a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre yesterday during an incident where force was required to be used. Officers were performing a search of the prisoner when he became non-compliant and force needed to...

End-to-End Case Management improving outcomes for offenders

Delivering community safety is QCS’ purpose and we work diligently and passionately to ensure that individuals who come in contact with the correctional system are less likely to return to crime. We do this by maximising the chances for offenders to rehabilitate, reintegrate and lead...

Palen Creek Correctional Centre evacuation

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the Department has safely evacuated the low security Palen Creek Correctional Centre today due to the effects of nearby bushfires on the Queensland and New South Wales border in the Mount Barney National Park. The decision to evacuate was made...

Housing access to help prisoners reintegrate into community

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is working on removing one of the biggest obstacles facing prisoners when they are released: finding stable and appropriate housing.   The PRSA, launched in October, is for male prisoners eligible for parole but who remain in custody because they don’t have suitable...

Media alert – temporary contact change

Good afternoon QCS Media and Communications is moving premises over the weekend. Consequently, we will be contactable for media inquiries only on the mobile 0447 174377 until Monday mid-morning. We appreciate your patience. QCS Media and Communications.  ...

First building complete in $241M expansion of Capricornia

The first building of the Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion was officially opened yesterday in Rockhampton by Deputy Commissioner Organisational Capability, James Koulouris and Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan MP. The X8 block is a services building that is part of the ongoing Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion...

Code Silver resolved – Capricornia

The Code Silver incident at Capricornia Correctional Centre has been resolved, with the prisoners surrendering peacefully a short time ago. They have been taken to the Detention Unit. The prison is in its usual nighttime lockdown.  ...

Officers injured – Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two officers have been injured during an incident at Capricornia Correctional Centre this afternoon. A number of prisoners climbed onto the roof of a unit block and the centre has been locked down in line with standard procedure. Three prisoners remain...

Custodial officers suspended, Capricornia and Woodford

Three custodial correctional officers have been suspended from duty after being charged with criminal offences relating to use of force and misconduct in public office at Capricornia Correctional Centre. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct,...

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