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Larry Nassar was transferred to prison by high-profile inmates after an alleged assault

Prison officers recently transferred the former US Gymnastics and Michigan State University team physician Larry Nassar to a federal prison Florida in an attempt to keep the convicted pedophile safe.

On Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons website showed that Nassar is housed at USP Coleman II, a high-security prison in Sumterville, Florida, about 80 kilometers northwest of Orlando. The prison currently houses high-profile inmates, including James "Whitey" Bulger, an infamous Boston racketeer.

The move comes a month after Nassar's lawyers said his fellow inmates assaulted the former doctor while he was in the general population of the United States Penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona, where he is serving his 60-year sentence for charges of child pornography. Last week, Nassar was transferred to a facility in Oklahoma City before moving to the new facility in Florida.

It is known that USP Coleman II, which has approximately 1,400 inmates at the same time, houses high-profile or vulnerable prisoners, such as sex offenders, informants and former policemen. Historically, these types of offenders are more likely to be attacked or killed while in prison.

Nate Lindell, former prisoner of USP Coleman II, described the facility as a "safe" place for people like Nassar in a 2016 essay for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the criminal justice system.

USP Coleman II is "a so-called special needs prison – a 'secure' facility where informants, ex-policemen, former gang members, controls (inmates who are intentionally placed in solitary confinement to be safe), homosexuals and sex offenders may , supposedly, walking freely through the yard. "In regular BOP blocks, these types of men are in danger of being beaten, stabbed or strangled to death," Lindell wrote.

Nassar, 55, is accused of sexually abusing more than 265 young women under the guise of medical treatment and was sentenced to three concurrent prison terms during the past year, including the sentence of 60 years on charges of child pornography he is currently serving.

His release from USP Coleman II is scheduled for March 2069, After which he will still have to serve 40 to 175 years on seven counts of child sexual abuse and 40 to 125 years on three counts of abuse.

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