Inmates on the roof at Parklea Correctional Centre
Inmates at Parklea Correctional Centre have scaled fences and roofs, throwing projectiles at corrections officers.
14 prisoners were involved in the riot, which is now being brought under control according to Parklea’s operator (full statement below).
Nine News reporter Hayley Francis joined Jim Wilson with the latest from outside the prison.
“We can see thick black smoke billowing above this facility; it’s really taken hold of one of the wings here.
“You’ve got to imagine that … would mean an evacuation of this centre.”
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Full statement from Parklea prison operator MTC-Broadspectrum:
“The Security Operations Group and correctional officers are currently responding to an incident at Parklea Correctional Centre after 14 inmates climbed onto the roof of an accommodation wing about 2pm.
“Parklea’s Immediate Response Team officers and the Security Operation Group are managing the situation to safely bring the inmates down from the roof.”
Police are currently responding to prisoners climbing on top of the Parklea Correctional Centre.
Dozens of prisoners are reportedly involved.
— 9News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) July 12, 2021
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