A riot at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre left several people injured. Picture: DOMANII CAMERON
A riot at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre left several people injured. Picture: DOMANII CAMERON

Teenage boys in prison riot sentenced to jail time

THREE  boys involved in the "wantonly violent" riot at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in November have been sentenced to 2½ years' jail.

The boys, aged 15, 16 and 16, were sentenced yesterday in Townsville Children's Court after pleading guilty to rioting causing grievous bodily harm.

The November 10 riot lasted 14 hours, caused $140,000 damage to the centre and a worker was blinded in one eye.

Seventeen other youths have been charged.

Judge Gregory Lynham ­ordered the boys serve half of their sentences. They have ­already served 176, 223 and 217 days in pre-sentence custody.

More on this at Townsville Bulletin

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