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Updated: Prisoner abscond from Palen Creek Correctional Centre


The prisoner from Palen Creek Correctional Centre has been located and is in the custody of Queensland Corrective Services.

 The matter has been referred to the Corrective Services Investigation Unit, Queensland Police Service.


Police and Queensland Corrective Services officers are searching for prisoner BOL, Philip Chol who absconded from Palen Creek Correctional Centre on 1 October 2022.

He is currently serving one year for illegal use of a motor vehicle.

If you have seen this man, you should not approach him and contact police immediately by calling Triple Zero (000).

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24 hours per day at or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via 24 hours per day or by calling 1800 333 000.

Physical Description:

Height (cm) –     186
Weight (kg) –      75
Build –                  Medium
Complexion –      Dark
Eyes (Colour) –   Brown
Hair (Colour) –   Black

Body Markings:

Head –                Scar, left neck and forehead
Left Arm –          Star