An Albany man has been sentenced to one year and four months in jail for offences including throwing a cup of his own liquid faeces at prison officers while in custody at Hakea Prison... twice. Michael Thomas Scott, 57, appeared in Albany Magistrates Court on November 17 via video link from Hakea Prison for sentencing on three charges of assaulting a public officer. Police prosecutor Sgt Peter Yuswak said the first charge related to an incident at Hakea Prison on July 6 where Scott was being held in remand in the behaviour management unit. The court was told that about 8:15am, during a welfare check of prisoners in the unit, Scott began yelling and kicking his cell door. Scott had used toilet paper to cover the window on the door and the CCTV camera in his cell. Sgt Yuswak told the court that as a prison officer stood outside Scott’s door and attempted to calm him down, Scott threw a cup of his own “liquid faeces” under the door, causing it to splash up the officer’s boots, his pants and on to his shirt and bare right forearm. Four days later, at about 10.30 am when prison officers were conducting welfare checks in the behaviour management unit, Scott had again covered the window on his cell door and the CCTV camera with toilet paper. A prison officer called out to Scott to check on his welfare but did not receive a response. The officer unlocked a small hatch on Scott’s cell door slightly so he could look into the cell and as he did so, Scott threw a cup of liquid faeces through it at the officer and yelled “I got you, you blue dog c.... I knew I’d f...... get you”. The faeces covered the officer’s face, glasses, shirt, and pants. Sgt Yuswak told the court if the officer had not been wearing a face mask and glasses, the excrement would have gone into his mouth and eyes. The liquid faeces also hit another prison officer who was standing nearby. Scott’s defence lawyer said he told her he did not understand why he was in the behaviour management unit, that being there had sent him “nuts” and that he had “never been so angry in 15 years”. She told the court that Scott had written a letter in which he apologised to the officers. She described Scott as having a “very deprived” upbringing in which he had been the victim of physical and sexual violence and as a result, his “moral culpability” was reduced. Sgt Yuswak said the offences were serious enough to warrant a prison term. Magistrate Dianne Scaddan sentenced Scott to an immediate eight-month prison term for the charge of assaulting the public officer who was hit in the face by the faeces, and six-month concurrent prison terms for the two other charges of assaulting public officers. Scott also pleaded guilty and was sentenced for offences that occurred in Albany from May 16 to 30, including a charge of improper use of an emergency call service. Scott’s sentence was backdated to May 31 and he was made eligible for parole.