An inmate who threw hot water from a kettle onto two Lithgow Correctional Centre staff members has been sentenced to an extra 12 months in jail for each offence.
Lithgow Local Court heard the officers had been told Anthony Bradley Ngati, 38, was having an asthma attack at 6pm on February 10 this year.
The officers reported they saw him hunched over in his cell and unlocked the door to assist. Ngati grabbed a kettle containing hot water and cast the water towards the door, striking both in the upper body.
Neither suffered a permanent injury.
Drugs in jail
A Fairfield Heights man has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service after he was found guilty of attempting to bring a drug into a place of detention.
Lithgow Local Court heard Ostin Merza, 19, was visiting his brother, an inmate at Lithgow Correctional Centre, on March 24. He was seen on CCTV transferring an item from his underpants to his pocket. Prison officers intervened.
He was found to be in possession of a yellow balloon containing 53 orange buprenorphine strips weighing 2.55 grams.
Merza has been placed on an 18 month community corrections order.
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