Rioting Prisoners Cause $10,000,000 Destruction Bill, Blow Hole In Victoria State Budget

Fire crews today responded to another small fire at the Metropolitan Remand Centre after a Tuesday riot left a $10m damage bill.

Five trucks rushed to the Ravenhall prison, according to reports, before a cell fire was contained just before lunchtime.

The prison was overrun by rioting prisoners just after midday on Tuesday, destroying about $10 million of property.

Rioting prisoners are protesting about smoking bans, which came into effect yesterday.

Acting Premier James Merlino has declared those responsible for the damage would “feel the full force of the law” and three investigations would be held: a police investigation, a Corrections Victoria investigation and an independent review from former Deputy Police Commissioner Kieran Walshe.

Read more in Herald Sun.


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