Juvenile prisoners injured in Malmsbury riot

PICTURE: Rennett Stowe

PICTURE: Rennett Stowe

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Inmates rioted at a Victorian youth prison on Saturday.

Prisoners scaled the roof of Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre at the weekend, a week after a similar incident at the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre in Parkville last Saturday night.

A spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services said no staff were injured in Saturday night's incident, which took 2.5 hours to bring under control.

David Stockman said the inmates involved were treated for cuts and minor injuries.

"Staff at the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre, including members of the youth justice safety emergency response team resolved an incident at approximately 7.30pm tonight," he said in a written statement.

"The incident was managed safely.

"Police were not required to assist.

"Staff at the facility will assess damage to the facility as part of a review into the incident."

A report will be sent to the Commissioner for Children and Young People, who has the power to investigate.

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