QCS can confirm that two officers are receiving treatment in hospital following an incident at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre this morning.
Around 10.40am, a prisoner in a secure unit punched an officer in the back of the and put another in a headlock and threw them to the ground.
The prisoner was restrained by officers and was escorted to the Detention Unit and the prison was placed into lockdown.
Both officers were checked and the medical centre and were transported to hospital for treatment.
Management and senior officers are continuing to support the officer, their family and their colleagues.
Prisoners who assault officers may face additional criminal charges and further prison time.
They are also subject to internal disciplinary processes, including loss of privileges.
Queensland Corrective Services is a front line public safety agency and our officers interact with the most challenging and complex people in our society to ensure the safety and security of the community.
We are thankful for their commitment, and for the important role they play in making Queensland safer for all of us.
Officer safety is Queensland Corrective Services’ absolute priority. Every officer deserves to go home safely at the end of shift.
We take our responsibility as an employer to support our officers through appropriate training and provision of equipment, technology, and policy support very seriously, but recognise that we cannot remove all risk from the workplace due to the dynamic nature of correctional environments.
When an officer is injured on duty, QCS is committed to supporting the officer and their family while they recover.