Larry Nassar Stabbed In Prison, Survives

Former sports physician Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty of sexually abusing female gymnasts, was reportedly stabbed multiple times at a Florida federal prison.

The assault occurred on Sunday at United States Penitentiary Coleman in Sumterville, Florida, where Nassar, 59, was stabbed a total of 10 times – twice in the neck, twice in the back, and six times in the chest.

Corrections officers on the scene saved Nassar’s life, and he is currently in stable condition after being transferred to a hospital for treatment.

Nassar was serving a 60-year federal sentence on child pornography charges.

In addition to his federal prison sentence, Nassar was sentenced in a Michigan state court to up to 175 years in prison after more than 150 women and girls said in court he sexually abused them over the past two decades.

“I’ve just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in announcing her sentence to Nassar, who is now 59.

Among the women he admitted to assaulting were Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman.

Nassar had admitted using his trusted medical position to assault and molest girls under the guise of medical treatment.

Nassar’s lawyers said that he was assaulted within hours of his release into the general population at his first prison stop — USP Tucson in Arizona — in May 2018. 

  • A former inmate of the Florida prison described it as “a so-called special-needs prison — a ‘safe’ facility where informants, former cops, ex-gang members, check-ins (prisoners who intentionally put themselves in solitary confinement to be safe), homosexuals and sex offenders can all, supposedly, walk the yard freely.”
  • USP Coleman has previously housed James “Whitey” Bolger and other mobsters, Native American activist Leonard Peltier who killed two FBI agents, and several others convicted of terrorism.
  • Last year a review showed the Florida prison deficient due to a 14% shortage of corrections officers.

Washington Post, CNN

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