Inmate charged over Sydney jail murder

A 63-year-old man was found on the floor of his prison cell at Sydney's Silverwater jail this week.
A 63-year-old man was found on the floor of his prison cell at Sydney's Silverwater jail this week.

An inmate has been charged after the body of another prisoner was found at Sydney's Silverwater jail earlier this week.

Corrections staff discovered the 63-year-old on the floor of his cell about 11.30am on Tuesday, police say.

Despite their efforts to revive him, he was declared dead by ambulance paramedics.

A crime scene was established, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

Local detectives from Auburn arrested a 29-year-old inmate at the Silverwater facility on Friday afternoon.

He has been charged with murder and was due to face Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

Australian Associated Press