Qld prisoners climb down from jail roof after lengthy protest

UPDATE @ 10.00am: Two prisoners have finally climbed down from the roof of a Queensland jail after staging a dramatic protest.

The men had been on the roof of the Woodford Correctional Centre, north of Brisbane for nearly 24 hours.

It’s believed the pair were protesting to have access to a drug dependence program and demanded to speak to A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw.


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Footage from the scene showed the prisoners holding a large sign that read: “Suboxone Program”

Suboxone is a medication that helps to treat heroin and other dangerous drug addictions.

The prisoners gained access to the roof of the prison by cutting through a fence with nail scissors.

EARLIER @ 7.00am: Two prisoners are continuing to stage a dramatic protest from the roof of a Queensland jail.

The men, dressed in their prison greens, have been on the roof of Woodford Correctional Centre, north of Brisbane for nearly 22 hours now.

It’s believed the pair are protesting to have access to a drug dependence program and have demanded to speak to A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw.

Footage from the scene shows the prisoners holding a large sign that reads: “Suboxone Program”

Suboxone is a medication that helps to treat heroin and other dangerous drug addictions.

According to TODAY, the prisoners are believed to have gained access to the roof of the prison by cutting through a fence with nail scissors.

Authorities, Ambulances and fire crews are at the scene.