Jail still in lock­down

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A MEL­BOURNE re­mand cen­tre re­mains in lock­down af­ter a 15hour riot as the State Gov­ern­ment main­tains it will not lift a smok­ing ban that sparked the vi­o­lence. Three prison guards and a po­lice of­fi­cer were in­jured af­ter pris­on­ers over­ran the Metropoli­tan Re­mand Cen­tre at Raven­hall, light­ing fires and caus­ing mil­lions of dol­lars worth of dam­age. Six pris­on­ers were also hos­pi­talised, in­clud­ing two bit­ten by dogs and one with a sus­pected bro­ken jaw. Premier Daniel An­drews says the prison smok­ing ban, phased in since Fe­bru­ary, will not be changed.

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