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...

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...

Stage 1 restrictions: Personal visits recommence

Due to the successful suppression of COVID-19 cases in the Queensland community, COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in South East Queensland correctional centres and community corrections offices, with personal visits to prisons recommencing tomorrow. All prisons and community corrections offices across the State are now at...

Personal visits to SEQ prisons suspended

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, personal visits have been suspended to all South East Queensland prisons on the advice of the Chief Health Officer (CHO). This decision was made to protect the safety of prisoners and our officers and includes all prisons from...

Officer injured, Townsville Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that an officer received injuries following an interaction with a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre this morning. The officer, who had entered a cell to engage with an agitated prisoner, retreated after the prisoner lashed out at him. While withdrawing from the cell,...

Prisoner charged over officer assaults

A 26-year-old man who assaulted two custodial correctional officers at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre on July 3 has been served with a Notice To Appear on a range of serious charges by the Corrective Services Investigation Unit. The man will appear on September 24 to face...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

  A custodial corrections officer at Lotus Glen Correction Centre was suspended from duty on 8 April, as a result of an ongoing investigation of allegations relating to conduct in a private capacity. The allegations related to drug related matters. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective...

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...

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...

Sondra Lena police vessel commissioning

Commissioner Peter Martin APM, Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart APM and Assistant Commissioner Samantha Newman attended the commissioning of a new police vessel named in honour of the late Constable Sondra Lena at Lytton this morning. The Lena family has many ties to Queensland Corrective Services. Sondra Lena...

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