The prison culture of killing child molesters and sex offenders will never change. Sex offenders like Larry Nassar have and will always be the bottom dweller of all inmates. Murderers, drug dealers, bank robbers, and car thieves all consider sex offenders the ugliest monsters that exist in and out of prison. Known snitches who routinely look over their shoulders feel a sense of relief when sex offenders like Nassar arrive in prison. Inmates prone to violence often shift their priorities from informants to childmolesters. Sometimes pedophiles are stabbed with the purpose of simply sending a message and having them removed from the prison but other times it’s to eradicate them as they did the innocence of their victims. Why?
Society tends to forget that most inmates are parents. The feelings and emotions of being a parent do not cease once you arrive in prison. They watch the news intently when helpless victims who were raped, molested or killed confront their accusers in court. The pain, hurt and disgust touch inmates deeply. They quickly identify with the victim as well as their parents. Particularly if the inmate suffered sexual abuse as a child.
Larry Nassar’s fate has been sealed. He will likely try and hang himself before suffering the horrific death that is eagerly awaiting him. I know all too well that inmates throughout every prison in Michigan are waiting to get a less than one minute with him. There is also a high likelihood that officers will purposely put Nassar in a position to be killed by leaving his cell door open, walking off the tier to use the rest room, etc. If he is in a prison that will require 23 hours per day lockdown with one hour for recreation, the officer will may turn his back and ignore Nassar’s cries for help. It’s never been a secret that officers let inmates know who they don’t like. If meals are served in a cafeteria (mainline), a heads up will be given so that the pedophile is taken out.
Most of the politics within his future prison are already playing out. Since he’s white, there is a likelihood that the Aryan Nation or Skin Heads will claim the rights to kill him. If Nassar were black, the Bloods or Crips would likely exterminate him. The Nortenos or Mexican Mafia would handle it if he were Spanish. It’s rare that races cross the lines when it comes to murdering a sex offender. When the cannibal and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was killed by Christopher Scarver, it was a shock to some inmates because Scarver was African American and Dahmer was White. Officers left Scarver alone in a locker room and shortly thereafter Scarver caved Dahmer’s skull with a 20-inch 5-pound weight bar. Scarver justified the killing because he felt Dahmer made fun of the victims and how he chose to eat them. The lack of remorse infuriated Scarver to no end.
Inmates will not care about Larry Nassar’s former social status anymore than the defrocked Catholic priest John Geoghan who was murdered in prison after being stalked and killed by Joseph Druce. Druce was serving a life sentence and like 99% of inmates, hated the priest for his rape and molestation of more than 150 young boys over a span of 30 years. Druce struck when one officer escorted an inmate to the medical wing which left one officer to watch over the rest of the inmates in the housing unit. Druce managed to lock himself in a cell with Geoghan. By the time the officer realized what was happening he and four other officers were unable to save Geoghan because Druce managed to wedge the door shut and kill Geoghan by strangulation and blunt force trauma to the chest.
To segregate inmates such as a snitches or pedophiles from potentially violent inmates is nearly impossible. The kinds of prisoners in protective custody can vary from state to state, and does not automatically include all child molesters and informants. Dangerous inmates that no longer wish to be involved with gangs still harbor resentment and can be under the same protective custody as pedophiles such as Nassar. Gaping holes in identifying these violent men in protective custody with Nassar will only expedite his murder.
Until Nassar is killed or commits suicide he will have feces and urine thrown in and around his cell. The prison wheels of justice have already begun turning and it’s my guess that despite all protection, Nassar will not survive more than two years. No doubt to the delight of his victims and their loved ones and inmates throughout the country.