Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to U.S. Penitentiary Tucson — the same facility Elizabeth Smart‘s kidnapper is serving his life sentence. According to the Lansing State Journal, the 54-year-old — who sexually abused upwards of 260 women — was moved to the high-security prison on Saturday. Now, Larry — aka inmate No. 21504-040 — is in the company of other high-profile criminals like detective-turned-hit man Louis Eppolito, who worked for the mafia, and Brian David Mitchell.
In 2002, Brian abducted a then-14-year-old Elizabeth from her childhood bedroom. Her sister, Mary Katherine, had pretended to be asleep while she heard a somewhat familiar voice threaten Elizabeth and then walk her quietly out of the house. During the nine months Elizabeth was held captive, she was forced to take drugs, drink alcohol, and look at pornographic images. She says she was “raped on a daily basis,” sometimes “up to three or four times” per day.
Elizabeth Smart and her father, Ed Smart, walk away from federal court after the sentencing of Elizabeth’s kidnapper on May 25, 2011, in Salt Lake City, UT.
According to the prison’s website, they house a total of 1,536 male inmates at their various locations, but 149 at the Tuscon camp specifically. While he’s there, Larry will have access to various commissary products like ice cream and stamps and activities like the inmate law library.
On Jan. 24, the disgraced doctor was sentenced to 175 years in prison by superhero/Judge Rosemarie Aquilina. “It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison again,” she said at the time. “You have done nothing to control those urges and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable… I just signed your death warrant.”
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