Curiosity Sparked by Reports of a Stab in Prison for Disgraced US Gymnasts Abuser, Larry Nassar
Larry Nassar is a former doctor for the USA Gymnastics Team. He became well-known in the USA because of all the wrong things. His crimes of sexually assaulting numerous young gymnasts while claiming to be a medical professional shocked the nation, and left a permanent scar on the sport. In 2016, his abuse was brought to the public’s attention, resulting in a courageous outpouring from more than 150 victims. Nassar was convicted and sentenced to a long prison term for his abuse. This is a small measure justice given the lives that he has forever changed.
Larry Nassar’s despicable crimes were further highlighted by the stabbing of another prisoner. It is not acceptable to respond violently to another act of violence. However, this incident reminds us of the impact that Nassar had on his victims. The incident raises serious questions regarding the safety and rehabilitation for prisoners. Violent acts within the prison system are only perpetuating a cycle that leads to harm and trauma. It is important to protect and support survivors of Nassar’s actions while also working to stop such abuses from happening in the future.
Larry Nassar was stabbing multiple times in prison by another inmate, according to U.S. news reports. He was reported in stable condition Monday.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed on Sunday that a prisoner at the U.S. Penitentiary Coleman was assaulted, but refused to identify him due to security and privacy concerns.
“Responding staff immediately initiated life-saving measures,” Benjamin O’Cone, a spokesperson for the bureau, said in a press release. “The inmate was transported by (emergency personnel) to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.”
O’Cone said that the FBI had been notified about the incident and an investigation was underway. He said that no other staff members or inmates had been injured.
Nassar, who is serving a decades-long sentence following his 2018 conviction, was stabbed 10 times – twice in the neck, twice in the back, and six times in the chest – Joe Rojas, president of the local correction officers’ union, told CNN.
Nassar’s condition was stable, according to the Associated Press.
Nassar received a sentence of up to 175 years in prison He was accused of sexually abusing several young female gymnasts, including Olympic Gold Medalists Simone Biles Aly Raisman and McKayla Mareoney.
The sentencing came after an extraordinary hearing lasting a week, in which 160 victims, the majority of whom were minors when they were abused by him, told their stories without hesitation.
Since the Nassar affair, USA Gymnastics has restructured its leadership, and filed for bankruptcy. At the time, it said that the organization was stumbling under the weight from the lawsuits filed by women who had been sexually abused.
Michigan State University, Nassar’s ex-employer, has agreed to pay $500 million in settlements with hundreds of women who have been sexually abused. USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee reached a $380 million settlement.
Michael Horowitz’s report from July 2021, the Justice Department Inspector General, revealed that the FBI had made numerous grave mistakes. This allowed Nassar and his cohorts to continue abusing at least 70 victims until he was arrested.
Biles and Maroney gave heartbreaking testimony in September 2021 before a U.S. Senate committee about the sexual abuse that they suffered for years while under Nassar’s care.
Gymnasts were present at the hearing. blasted the FBI Biles accused the Bureau of mishandling the investigation and turning a blind-eye to Nassar’s entire victims.
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