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.
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:
- phoning the prisoner locations line on 1300 406 456 (9am–12pm and 1pm–5pm weekdays)
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search for prison locations and contact details.