A sentenced prisoner has been hit with a further eight months jail for assaulting a fellow inmate and causing more than $41,000 damage to a cell at Albany Regional Prison. Kade Dennis Rowan Wallam, 26, appeared via video link from Albany Regional Prison in Albany Magistrates Court on February 1 on one charge of criminal damage or destruction of property and one charge of common assault. Wallam previously pleaded guilty to the assault and pleaded guilty for the damage charge on February 1. Police prosecutor Sgt Matt Hartfield told the court how at 2.30pm on December 24 Wallam assaulted a fellow inmate. The 30-year-old victim was mopping in a corridor of block C in the Albany Regional Prison when Wallam approached him. He fell after Wallam slapped his head twice. Wallam pushed the man to the ground as he tried to get up and punched him in the head before dragging him into a cell where he continued to assault him. CCTV footage shows Wallam slapping, pushing, and punching the man in the corridor. The victim sustained a blood nose from the assault. Two days later while he was held at cell four at the prison, an alternative holding unit with self-contained cells, Wallam destroyed plumbing, masonry, timber fixtures, and white goods with the damage totalling $41,681. Wallam’s lawyer Lucy Bourne said the destruction and assault occurred while he was being held on remand for District Court matters. Ms Bourne said Wallam accepts he slapped his fellow inmate but disputes punching him and assaulting him in the cell. She also told the court Wallam, a father of four, is a sentenced prisoner and will be eligible for parole in November this year. Ms Bourne said Wallam was only allowed one hour outside each day and had previously spent 21 days in isolation. Magistrate Erin O’Donnell said sentencing options for Wallam were limited due to him already being a sentenced prisoner. She said he caused “extensive damage” to the cell, rendering it unusable. Ms O’Donnell sentenced Wallam to a further eight months imprisonment and continued Wallam’s parole eligibility. No compensation order for the prison damage was made by the court.