Female prison guard stood down after being charged with assaulting male inmate

A SENIOR female prison guard has been stood down and charged after allegedly assaulting a male inmate at a jail in Sydney’s west.

The alleged incident occurred at the Silverwater Correctional Complex in Silverwater back in April.

It’s alleged a 52-year-old woman, who is a senior Corrective Services NSW employee, assaulted a 33-year-old male inmate at the prison on Friday, April 13.


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Detectives from the NSW Police Force’s Corrective Services Investigation Unit were alerted to the allegations last week by the Corrective Services NSW’s Professional Standards Branch.

The matter had been subject to an internal investigation before being referred to police.

Following extensive inquiries, the 52-year-old prison officer was charged by way of a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offence of common assault.

She has since been stood down and will appear in Burwood Local Court on Tuesday, January 15.

The inmate was not injured and has since been transferred to another facility.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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