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.


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.

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