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Finding a prisoner

You can phone or email us to find out the location of someone in a watch house or a prison in Queensland. There is also an online map displaying the location and details of all prisons across the state.

After arrest

When the police arrest and charge someone with a criminal offence they may be held in the local watch house before appearing in court.

People sentenced to a term of imprisonment by the court may also be held in a police watch house for several days before being transferred to a prison.

You can phone Policelink on 131 444 to find out if they are being held in a watch house.

After being moved to prison

Once the person has been moved to prison you can find out where they have been sent by:

Search for prison locations and contact details.