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.







$500 million sounds like a lot of money. But when you take a few things into consideration, that number begins to feel a little small. 1) There are at least 332 young women (that we know of) who Larry Nassar raped, molested, or sexually assaulted. All while serving as a doctor for the university and United States Olympics physician. 2) The amounts of money that a University like Michigan State takes in on a yearly basis from tuition, sports ticket sales, donations from alumni and other multi-million dollar donors, and multiple other sources of yearly income, are mind-boggling and surely run up into the billions of dollars on a yearly basis. $500 million is basically nothing to them. 3) Over the years, multiple young women came forward to report sexual assaults against Nassar. The university never made a move against Nassar or fired him, until his dirty deeds were made public…….years after his early assaults were reported to university officials. If you take all of this into consideration, Michigan State is probably feeling pretty damn good after coming up off of a half-a-billi in settlement payments this afternoon. Kind of crazy to think that someone would be happy about paying out $500 million in settlements huh?





The New York Times (@NYTimes) reports, Victims of Larry Nassar will receive $500 million from Michigan State University in a settlement announced on Wednesday. The agreement reached with lawyers representing 332 of Nassar’s victims, was approved on Tuesday by the university’s trustees. Officials said the settlement must still be finalized.






“This historic settlement came about through the bravery of more than 300 women and girls who had the courage to stand up and refused to be silenced. It is the sincere hope of all of the survivors that the legacy of this settlement will be far-reaching institutional reform that will end the threat of sexual assault in sports, schools, and throughout our society.” John Manly (pictured above), one of the lawyers of the victims said on Wednesday.




Nassar currently sits in a federal prison rotting away while serving multiple 100+ year prison sentences for his crimes. Some state, some federal.


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.


Randall Margraves, who is the father of three (3) victims of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s tries desperately to get his hands on the former doctor at a court hearing. Nassar was saved by deputies in this instance, but is this a preview of what’s awaiting Nassar when he gets to the penitentiary? By the way, Margraves was not charged with a crime for the incident, the judge said she understood where his anger was coming from.


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