Convicted rapist Larry Nassar was assaulted in prison. NBC NEWS (@nbc) reported, the assault took place just hours after Nassar was released into the penitentiary’s general population. The report doesn’t state how bad (or not bad) the assault was. For all we know he could’ve simply got sucker punched……or he could’ve been stomped out by 50 inmates. I don’t know. What I do know is, Nassar is serving a 60-year prison sentence in the FEDS for multiple rapes and “fondlings” of young women and girls. I also know that Nassar still has a 175 year sentence to serve over in the state. Unless appeals help him out, chances are Nassar will be spending the rest of his life in prison. And unlike people sentenced for white collar crimes, Nassar will likely be doing his time in the pen due to rape being labeled as a violent crime.

It’s highly likely Nassar will be assaulted again at some point. Going to prison on a rape charge makes Nassar a prized target. Walking “cool points” of sorts. Meaning anyone who assaults him gets “props” from fellow inmates.

The Detroit News obtained documents filed by Nassar’s lawyers on Tuesday, seeking an appeal of his 60-year sentence because of the May assault. In the court documents Nassar’s lawyer, Jacquilina McCann blamed the man who attacked Nassar in the courtroom and sentencing Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s courtroom conduct for the prison assault. Stating their actions set the precedent for future prison assaults of Nassar.

“Judge Aquilina made numerous statements throughout the proceedings indicating that she had already decided to impose the maximum allowed by the sentence agreement even before the hearing began. Thus, from the defendant’s perspective the sentencing hearing was just a ritual.”

Judge Aquilina allowed more than 150 women to give victim impact statements during Nassar’s sentencing hearing. The hearing took seven days to complete. Nassar’s lawyers’ court documents continued:

“The judge herself openly lamented that she could not impose cruel and unusual punishment upon the defendant, indicated her expectation that he would be harmed in prison, without condemning it, and finally proclaimed, with apparent relish, that she was ‘signing his death warrant’. Unfortunately, Judge Aquilina’s comments and conducting of the sentencing proceeding appeared to encourage this type of behavior.”

About 70-80% of the inmates at Tucson Penitentiary are sex offenders, according to a retired Bureau Of Prisons employee. The former employee stated that “if it’s determined that there is a threat to Nassar’s safety at Tucson Pen, he will be transferred to another penitentiary.” The former employee suggested USP Terre Haute or USP Coleman as possible landing spots for Nassar if transferred. The former employee says this, because those penitentiarys have an even higher percentage of sex offender population, and those Pens have a high level of inmates who have cooperated with the government. The former employee also added that, because of Nassar’s sentencing length, the BOP could waive Nassar’s “public safety” label altogether and move him to a medium-security level prison. Which could be a huge difference from being in the Pen. Depending on which prison he goes to. Could be a lot less violent….or not. Depends on where you go.






The US Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to Romaine Lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopped forms of romaine, including salads and salad mixes.




CNN (@cnn) reports, the CDC based the new warning on eight (8) new cases of acute gastroenteritis at a correctional facility in Nome, Alaska, that appear to be connected to the current outbreak affecting 53 people in 16 states. Thirty-one of those have been hospitalized, the CDC said, and although no one has died, five people have developed a type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.




“Because this outbreak involves a strain of E. coli bacteria (0157:H7) that can lead to serious illness including kidney failure, state officials are asking Alaskans to follow CDC recommendations and avoid any romaine lettuce products that could be contaminated,” a news release from the state of Alaska said.





Uber Technologies Inc. has stopped testing their self-driving vehicles after a pedestrian was struck and killed last night in Tempe, Arizona. The first reported pedestrian hit by car death involving a self-driving vehicle.




Bloomberg News (@Bloomberg) reports, the woman was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk when the Uber vehicle, operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver, struck her, according to the Tempe Police Department. The woman was transferred to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. A spokeswoman for the Tempe Police Department said Uber is investigating with the ongoing investigation.




On Monday, uber said that they were pausing tests of all its autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Toronto, and the greater Phoenix area.




“Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.” An Uber spokeswoman said in a statement.


Larry Nassar is going to a max-security prison facility. I was of the thinking that Nassar’s lack of a prior criminal record would likely get him sent to a low or medium custody facility to serve out his 60-year federal prison sentence. I was wrong. The nature of Nassar’s crimes were enough to get him sent to a max-custody facility. There’s a huge difference between a low custody and max custody prison, as Nassar will quickly find out. Not just in the security of the prison (two man cells as opposed to open dorms in low custody facilities), also in the level of violent crimes other inmates at the facility are likely there for. Nine times out of ten, this is going to be a very long and rough sixty years for Nassar. Maybe not though.




NBC News (@NBCNews) reports, Nassar has been transferred to a maximum-security federal prison that offers a sex-offender program, the Bureau Of Prisons website shows. Nassar started serving a 60-year prison sentence for possession of child pornography at the U.S penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona. In the unlikely event he outlasts that sentence, Nassar would be transferred to Michigan to begin serving two 40-year state sentences for the sexual abuse of 10 girls.




USP Tucson is part of the system’s Sex Offender Management Program, which means it has a higher proportion of sex-offenders on site and also offers treatment.




The reason I stated that Nassar may not have a hard time at it at his new prison, is because of the prison he has been sent to. An inmate coming into a prison with the type of crimes Nassar has been convicted of would be a target from the moment he steps through the door. Inmates gain reputation points just from causing harm to an inmate with sex crimes against children, in some cases, sex crimes period. Being sent to a prison that caters to inmates with the same charges as Nassar’s may save him from this fate/punishment. Nassar’s sex crimes against children are likely not even in the top 10 of the worst sex crimes committed against children at this facility. If he plays his cards right, he may be able to simply blend in with the crowd, even with the high-profile of his case. Then again…..maybe not. Things have a strange way of happening in the blink of an eye in prisons. Especially at max-custody prisons.