Prison guard arrested after alleged assault

The alleged assault took place at Shortland Correctional Centre in Cessnock in January this year.

A correctional officer has been charged and arrested after allegedly assaulting a male inmate at Shortland Correctional Centre. Picture: NCA NewsWire /Brendan Beckett

A 46-year-old man was arrested on Monday at Wyong Police Station following inquiries by the Corrective Services Investigation Unit (CSIU).

He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threat/cause injury/harm to prevent information to police.

The man was given conditional bail and will appear at Cessnock Local Court on Wednesday April 3.