Jail time for Metropolitan Remand Centre rioter
A man has been jailed for 15 months for his part in the largest ever prison riot in Victoria’s history.
But rioter Simon Oudin will be eligible for parole in less than a year.
Up to 400 rioting inmates caused 12 million dollars damage, angry over a smoking ban, at the Metropolitan Remand Centre in June 2015.
More than one hundred prisoners were charged over the uprising, among them Epping man Oudin.
Oudin looted items from the canteen, rammed a cell wall, smashed windows and bashed a cell door in a bid to remove a lock.
He later admitted his behaviour was ridiculous and stupid.
Judge James Montgomery acknowledged Oudin wasn’t a career criminal and went along with the crowd.
The father of two has been handed a discounted sentence for his early guilty plea and will spend eight months behind bars before being eligible for parole.
– Stefanie Waclawik