Inmate protests on prison roof

 high security prisoner has been talked down from the roof of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre in Brisbane’s west.

Queensland Corrective Services staff say the male prisoner climbed on the roof of the Wacol facility on Sunday afternoon in protest over a planned transfer to another jail.

Prison guards managed to convince the man to come down at about 6:30pm AEST.

Police say there were also reports of other prisoners fending off prison guards with a broom handle.

Corrective Services says an investigation has been launched into the incident.



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