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Thu Jul 29, 2021, 10:03 AM

Prison officials allowed convicted sex abuser Larry Nassar to pay little to victims while spending

Federal prison officials have allowed Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually abusing hundreds of girls and women, to avoid paying financial penalties that are part of his sentence ó even as he spent more than $10,000 from his Federal Bureau of Prisons account while behind bars, according to a new court filing.

The spending details are contained in a prosecutorís motion Wednesday that seeks to force the Bureau of Prisons to turn over Nassarís current prison account balance to help cover a court-
ordered payment of $5,300 to the federal Crime Victims Fund.

Bureau of Prisons officials have required Nassar to pay only about $100 a year, according to court papers, or about $300 since he entered the federal prison system in late 2017 after pleading guilty to receiving and possessing child pornography.

During the same period, Nassar spent more than $10,000 through his government-run prison account that covers commissary, email and phone expenses, a situation that one former law enforcement official called an egregious example of how the agency fails crime victims.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/larry-nassar-prison-bank-account/2021/07/28/abdf6560-ee14-11eb-bf80-e3877d9c5f06_story.html

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Reply Prison officials allowed convicted sex abuser Larry Nassar to pay little to victims while spending (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Jul 2021 OP
2naSalit Jul 2021 #1
Jilly_in_VA Jul 2021 #2
crickets Jul 2021 #3
greenjar_01 Jul 2021 #4
Jilly_in_VA Jul 2021 #5
greenjar_01 Jul 2021 #6
Jilly_in_VA Jul 2021 #7
greenjar_01 Jul 2021 #8

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:06 PM

1. That POS needs to start paying up...

His time behind bars is a very small consolation to his victims.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:11 PM

2. That POS

needs to die alone and broke. Words don't even begin to express what I feel about him.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 01:09 PM

3. Outrageous. There's no excuse for this. nt

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 01:14 PM

4. Alternate Headline: Prison officials follow the current BOP guidelines for inmate accounts

 

Including for Larry Nassar.

Shocking scoop.


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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 01:15 PM

5. Those need to be changed

NOW.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 01:16 PM

6. Maybe so

 

But this is a case of everybody being treated the same. There are no special carve-outs for "People We Really Fucking Hate."

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 01:26 PM

7. I still think

Nassar got special treatment. Maybe he is a friend of TFG and Epstein. They seem to move in the same scummy circles.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 01:33 PM

8. The article is very clear that he is taking advantage of the current system as it operates for every

 

inmate.

The numbers are likely so low because most federal inmates are indigent and higher requirements will lead to impoverishment and unrest within the system. I'm also not in favor of generally punishing inmates because we don't like Larry Nassar. The system is punitive enough. But that's me. One solution might be a means-tested system for inmates, but that would lead to additional problems, I suspect. There's also the concern that inmate accounts are often filled by relatives, so the money is only nominally theirs.

It's probably a more complicated issue than this sensationalist and manipulative article you posted suggests. I usually stand on the side of more quality of life for incarcerated people, though. Of course, we can always find plenty of low-empathy people who drool for more punishment.

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