A handcuffed prisoner has scored more jail time for the "ugly" assault of a guard who was escorting him back to his cell.
Allan Lee Wilson had just been refused bail when he lashed-out at the NSW Corrective Services officer.
The guard was leading Wilson while holding his cuffs, which were locked in front of the prisoner.
The 37-year-old Lavington man then pulled his hands down "sharply".
The momentum propelled the guard's face into the metal door-frame of the cell, inflicting a laceration to his lower lip.
When Wilson was offered an interview immediately after the assault, police said, "he said nothing and pulled a blanket over his head".
Albury Local Court magistrate Richard Funston told defence lawyer Ian McGuiness it was a serious matter.
"It's a pretty ugly assault, Mr McGuiness," he said.
Mr McGuiness said all was not what it seemed to be in the police outline of the case.
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Police emphasised how Wilson had only just been refused bail.
But Mr McGuiness said the incident was purely the result of a negative interaction between Wilson and the officer, who his client said had refused his request for a drink of water.
"The anger was largely being told at that moment to move along instead."
Mr McGuiness said this was "right at the point" of Wilson being placed back in the cell.
"He felt immediate remorse."
Wilson, he said, suffered from anxiety issues and was also someone who could not read or write.
Wilson, of Douglas Road, pleaded guilty to a single charge of assaulting a lawful enforcement officer, not police, and inflicting actual bodily harm.
The court was told Wilson had a "very lengthy" criminal history in both NSW and Victoria.
The incident happened after Wilson took part in an online bail application hearing on December 13 about 10am.
Wilson was handed a fixed four-month jail term.
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