Custodial officer assaulted

A custodial corrections officer from Woodford Correctional Centre was airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital this afternoon with serious facial injuries following an alleged assault by a prisoner.

The prisoner is serving a sentence for assault causing grievous bodily harm.

The secure units have been placed in lock-down and the Corrective Services Investigation Unit has been advised.

Counselling is being offered to all staff.

Our thoughts are with the injured officer and his family at this time, and all support is being provided to them.

This is now the subject of a police investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment further.