The governor of the women’s prison at Silverwater has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting and choking an inmate.
Tracey Mannix, 55, has been suspended from her role at the women’s centre in the large Silverwater correctional complex following her arrest.
The NSW Police robbery and serious crime squad’s corrective services unit launched an investigation following a referral from Corrective Services NSW about the alleged incident on June 15.
Ms Mannix was arrested at her home in Mascot around 8.15am on Tuesday and taken to Mascot Police Station where she was charged with common assault and intentionally choking a person without consent.
A spokeswoman for Corrective Services NSW confirmed the long-serving corrections officer had been suspended following her arrest.
“CSNSW will continue to support NSW Police with the investigation,” the spokeswoman said, declining to comment further while the matter was before the courts.
Ms Mannix has worked in corrections for decades and was in 2003 awarded a national medal for diligent work on the frontlines of the justice system.
She was granted strict conditional bail following her arrest and will appear at Downing Centre Local Court on July 26.
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