SEQ prison visits cancelled

Due to concerns about a community case of COVID-19 in South East Queensland, Queensland prisons from Woodford Correction Centre south have cancelled all visits effective immediately. Due to concerns about possible community spread of a highly contagious strain of COVID-19, all SEQ centres have been placed...

COVID-19 update, Victoria community transmission

To ensure the safety of officers and prisoners, visitors to our prisons will be screened to ensure they have not been to Victoria recently. On advice of the Chief Health Officer, we are restricting access to anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14...

QCS Top Dogs crowned

General Purpose dog Tallis and Passive Alert Drug Detection dog Thommo have been crowned QCS Top Dogs for 2020. The QCS Top Dog winners were announced yesterday, with Townsville Correctional Complex and Wolston and Brisbane Women’s correctional centres scooping the pool in the five part virtual...

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...

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...

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...

COVID-19 restrictions eased to Stage 1 statewide

Due to the remarkable effort to contain the COVID-19 cases at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health has advised that we are able to recommence personal...

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