Jail staffer accused of improper relations

AAP

A prison officer has been suspended in light of allegations the officer had an inappropriate relationship with a male inmate in Queensland.

Queensland Correction Services issued a statement on Friday confirming allegations had been made of improper conduct against the custodial officer at the Capricornia Correctional Centre near Rockhampton, which can house up to almost 500 male prisoners.

The matter has now been referred to the justice department and the attorney-general's ethical standards unit.