Inmates riot at a maximum security prison in Melbourne - video

300 inmates have staged a riot in protest to a smoking ban imposed on the prison

Ryan Ramgobin
Tuesday 30 June 2015 15:04
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300 inmates have staged a riot in protest to a smoking ban imposed on the prison
300 inmates have staged a riot in protest to a smoking ban imposed on the prison

A riot broke out at a maximum security prison in Melbourne on Tuesday evening after the introduction of a smoking ban angered inmates. Watch their reaction below.

Some inmates used sticks and other makeshift weapons to intimidate staff while others enjoyed a brief moment of freedom and played in shopping trolleys.

Parts of the prison were put on lock down and the outer perimeter was secured by staff without any injuries. It has been reported that tear gas was used by the police to control the rioting.

The smoking ban is part of a state-wide initiative in Victoria and was due to take effect on Tuesday.

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