Namoi Valley Independent
Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Prisoners riot at Cessnock jail, lock themselves in rooms, reportedly light fires

By Nick Bielby and Ian Kirkwood
Updated May 1 2020 - 9:10am, first published 9:00am

A riot that broke out at a Hunter jail on Thursday - with inmates locking themselves in rooms and some reportedly seen lighting fires on the roof - was over a call for drug withdrawal therapy, the state's prison authority says.

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