On Sunday, former sports medicine osteopathic Larry Nassar, who was convicted of sexually abusing female gymnasts, was stabbed at least ten times at Florida federal prison.
What is the Complete News?
Lawrence Gerard Nassar, aka Larry Nassar, is a former sports medicine osteopathic physician and was the doctor of the women’s US national gymnastics team.
It was being said that Nassar used his position to sexually assault hundreds of children and young women.
On 7 December 2017, he was sentenced to 60 years at the Federal prison in Florida after pleading guilty to child pornography with evidence charges.
And during an altercation with another incarcerated person in prison, Nassar was stabbed at least ten times; twice in the neck, twice in the back, and six times in the chest. He suffered a collapsed lung due to multiple stabbings.
How is Larry Nassar’s Health Condition Now?
The President of the American Federation of Government Employees, Joe Rojas, said Nassar suffered a collapsed lung due to multiple stab wounds on his chest. But he is in stable health condition now, Rojas added.
However, the Bureau of Prison refused to accept that Nassar had been stabbed, citing privacy and security reasons. On Saturday afternoon, they confirmed that an inmate was assaulted at the United States Penitentiary Coleman II.
The Bureau immediately responded to the staff to initiate life-saving measures. The staff requested Emergency Medical Services, and the inmate was transferred to a local hospital for treatment.
During or after the attack, no other inmates were injured.
Why was Larry Nassar Stabbed?
For now, it would be difficult to answer why Nassar was stabbed. But an internal investigation is ongoing, so soon it will be revealed. According to the investigation, an altercation happened between Nassar and another incarcerated person, resulting in multiple stabbings.
On Monday morning, all visits have been suspended until further notice. Since 22 June, the union has been warned of severe staffing shortages. There are a total of 145 vacant positions in the prison complex, including five institutions.
Joe Rojas said the night when Nassar was stabbed, there were 44 unfulfilled positions in all three shifts.