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Canberra prison riot 'probably the most elevated incident I've seen in the ACT': Corrections commissioner

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By Peter Brewer
Updated November 11 2020 - 6:47am, first published 4:16am
ACT Fire and Rescue crews attend a disturbance at the Alexander Maconochie Centre on Tuesday evening. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Conditions inside Canberra's prison have come under sharp criticism again after a disturbance on Tuesday night in which 27 prisoners armed themselves with broom handles and other implements, four fires were lit and firefighters needed officers with riot shield protection as they fought various blazes.

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Peter Brewer

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Telling the truth and holding agencies accountable must matter to us all. It's also important to tell the story well, and factually. Contact me at peter.brewer@canberratimes.com.au

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