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Inmates climb onto roof at western Sydney prison

Corrections officers are working to control a riot at a prison in Sydney’s west with inmates photographed on the facility’s roof.

Pictures taken from a helicopter show smoke and flames billowing from Parklea Correctional Centre’s roof.

Prison inmates are seen on the roof of Parklea Correctional Centre on Monday afternoon.

Prison inmates are seen on the roof of Parklea Correctional Centre on Monday afternoon.Credit:Getty Images

MTC-Broadspectrum, the prison’s private operator, said 14 inmates jumped onto the roof of an accommodation wing about 2pm on Monday.

“Parklea’s immediate response team officers and the security operation group are managing the situation to safely bring the inmates down from the roof,” a spokeswoman said.

Footage shot from a helicopter shows other inmates in a prison courtyard lying down with their hands on their heads

The prison is a privately managed facility that houses medium and maximum security inmates.

Prisoners have climbed onto the roof of Parklea Correctional Centre

Prisoners have climbed onto the roof of Parklea Correctional Centre Credit:Nine News

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