Last updated 2 September 2019

pdf_downloadPrison Law, Policies and Guidelines
Prisoners’ Right to Information
Going to Prison
Prison Placement and Transfer
Prisoners’ Security Classification
Prison Visitors
Prisoners – Life on the Inside
Prison Discipline and Control
Searching of Prisoners
Breaches of Prison Discipline
Prison Offences
Segregation of Prisoners and Solitary Confinement
Prisoners’ Release into the Community – Leave of Absence
Prisoners’ Release into the Community – Parole
Prisoners’ Grievances
External Complaints Mechanisms Available to Prisoners
Judicial Review of Corrective Services
Compensation Claims whilst in Prison
Indefinite Detention Orders
Federal Prisoners
Prisoners in Mental Health Facilities
Deaths in Custody

Prisoners in Queensland may be in the custody of either the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS), police, the courts or, if in a health institution, Queensland Health. Queensland prisons are administered by QCS, which includes the Parole Board of Queensland. There are two private prisons in Queensland that have been announced to return to state control.

Although there are no federal prisons in Australia, there are some federal laws that apply to people in Queensland prisons for Commonwealth offences (e.g. social security fraud and illegal importation of drugs).

Actions taken by persons in authority in prisons against people in prison are covered by administrative law.