UPDATE @ 5.45AM FEB 12: A man has been charged with murdering an inmate at a maximum security prison in NSW.
Officers were called to the facility at Silverwater around 3.30pm on Friday after a 54-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by another inmate.
Paramedics treated the man before rushing him to hospital.
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He died a short time later.
A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.
Following inquiries, a 44-year-old inmate was arrested by investigators about 9.50pm on Sunday.
He was charged with murder.
The man was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today.
EARLIER @ 11.50AM FEB 11: AN INMATE has died after reportedly being strangled at a maximum security prison in NSW.
The 54-year-old man was found unconscious in his cell at Silverwater’s Metropolitan Reception and Remand Centre on Friday afternoon.
The man was rushed to Westmead Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The death is being investigated by Corrective Services NSW and NSW Police.
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