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Vicious, feared attack leaves Pa. inmate comatose - Yahoo! News

SCRANTON, Pa. – If his diary and witness accounts are to be believed, Nicholas Pinto endured months of physical, sexual and mental abuse in prison. Guards roughed him up, made him stand naked in a cold cell for hours at a time, and taunted him relentlessly. A fellow inmate raped him night after night, beat him when he resisted, and stole his possessions.

And no one, he claimed, did a thing about it.

"The overall treatment I have received from both the prison and (the prison's) medical providers (is) unconstitutional, insufficient, cruel, inhumane and shamefully unacceptable," Pinto wrote in April.

He feared for his life, yet the officials responsible for his safety appear to have ignored his pleas for help — nor did they heed a warning from the prison chaplain that Pinto was in grave danger.

An accused child pornographer, he was at the bottom of the prison hierarchy. So what came next was perhaps inevitable.

The 29-year-old former Connecticut man was heading back to his cell block from a recreation area when he was ambushed by an inmate with a history of violence who was supposed to be locked down — but wasn't. The inmate knocked him to the floor and stomped on his head at least 15 times "with all his might," according to a police report. Pinto's face was shattered, and he suffered brain injuries that left him comatose.

After the attack, his assailant had enough time to return to his cell and use a rag to wipe evidence from his black sneakers, police said.

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Pinto landed in the prison in 2008 following his arrest for taking explicit photos and videos of children. He immediately began a diary that would become a 20-page tale of abuse and humiliation.

He wrote that he was made to stand in cell No. 4 for hours at a time, allowed to sit only after lights out. "Can't sleep in freezing cell, naked, cold concrete and no place to sit. ... I stand for 3 or 4 days," he wrote.

At one point, a guard came by and told him, "See how that s--- works?" Other times, a voice over the public-address system chanted, "4-cell, kill yourself!"

A former inmate who lived on the same block as Pinto confirmed the abuse. The inmate, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears retribution against family members who hold local patronage jobs, told The Associated Press that he saw guards brutalize Pinto.

He said he saw guards force Pinto to strip down and stand for prolonged periods in his cell, stomp on his toes while parading him naked in the common room, slap him hard upside the head, and toss his meals in the garbage.

I like how they say "accused child pornographer", not "convicted". Even tho he is serving a sentence and was convicted.

Not gonna lie. I really dont have any sympathy for him.




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#2 8 years ago
I like how they say "accused child pornographer", not "convicted". Even tho he is serving a sentence and was convicted.

Convictions can be overturned if evidence is found that proves their innocence.

If the guy is guilt of what he is accused of then he deserves prison time. However he did not need to be abused as badly as he was. Verbal abuse by other prisoners is something he cannot avoid, but the prison staff need to act with more restraint.




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#3 8 years ago

If he was there as an inmate, he was convicted. The political excuse of "newfound evidence" doesnt work. As of right now, he is convicted. If he gets overturned down the road, then its a status change.




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SCRANTON, Pa. – If his diary and witness accounts are to be believed, Nicholas Pinto endured months of physical, sexual and mental abuse in prison. Guards roughed him up, made him stand naked in a cold cell for hours at a time, and taunted him relentlessly. A fellow inmate raped him night after night, beat him when he resisted, and stole his possessions. And no one, he claimed, did a thing about it.

Of course they didn't, because the sense of empathy and moral outrage people don't have for a man being subjected to daily acts of torment in prison is the exact same sense of empathy and moral outrage they miraculously develop for other people's children, at the precise moment it affords them a socially accepted opportunity for the expression of their own violent fantasies. But then of course, continued physical and sexual abuse from authority figures is exactly what's going to set child abusers straight. :rolleyes:




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#5 8 years ago

No matter what, prisoners don't have much liking for pedos. I'd expect his ass to get beat, and perhaps pounded, on those charges. Ya get what ya give. Taken advantage of little kids is about the lowest thing you can do. Honor among thieves is still honor.




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The "Land of Freedom"... the "Last Superpower"... that's what we call ourselves. Yet we have the largest prison population in the world, and a completely disfunctional prison system. Prison authorities know that inmates are beaten and sodomized on a daily basis, yet do nothing to prevent it. Yes, we can stick our fingers in our ears and sing "la la la la", but the fact remains - our prisons do not rehabilitate prisoners. Quite the opposite - they take innocent law-abiding citizens wrongfully convicted and turn them into hardened, bitter felons with nothing to lose. And how about the people who are guilty? If someone were to go to prison because he had a ziplock bag of weed in his car - does that mean he deserves to get beaten and raped every day for five years? And does anyone who's not a moron actually believe he's going to leave that environment a productive citizen? So what does this all boil down to? 1) The United States, a "democracy", has a massive percentage of its population behind bars. 2) Not only does the prison system completely fail at rehabilitating criminals, it has the opposite effect, making them a hundred times worse than they were when first convicted. 3) Not only are our leaders aware of the problems, they are actually proud of them. District attorneys seem to have a look of absolute glee in their eyes when they sentence another man to years of rape and humiliation for a minor crime.




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First, hats off to the coward who neg reps me for not having sympathy for a child exploiter. You are a winner in life. :rolleyes:

TheDarkInvader;5386639 But then of course, continued physical and sexual abuse from authority figures is exactly what's going to set child abusers straight. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE] They were just doing to him what he did to a child. So now he knows what he did.

Bohemund;5387071The "Land of Freedom"... the "Last Superpower"... that's what we call ourselves. Yet we have the largest prison population in the world, and a completely disfunctional prison system. [/QUOTE] We have the largest prison population because we are a generous country that doesnt execute enough people for truly heinous crimes. You fuck up in other countries, you get shot / stoned / hanged.

Bohemund;5387071 our prisons do not rehabilitate prisoners. Quite the opposite - they take innocent law-abiding citizens wrongfully convicted and turn them into hardened, bitter felons with nothing to lose. [/QUOTE] REALLY. SERIOUSLY.

You're joking, right? That is the most ignorant statement I have heard this week.

Everyone in prison is innocent who didnt do a goddamn thing. Thats what you just said.

I have a Marine buddy who used to work in a prison. I swear to Christ if I read him that little paragraph he would die laughing his ass off.

Bohemund;5387071 And how about the people who are guilty? If someone were to go to prison because he had a ziplock bag of weed in his car - does that mean he deserves to get beaten and raped every day for five years? [/QUOTE] Thats usually a misdemeanor which would result in a fine or probation.

[QUOTE=Bohemund;5387071] And does anyone who's not a moron actually believe he's going to leave that environment a productive citizen?

Not my fault. If they get institutionalized and keep going back to prison, hes not bothering me. So I dont give a flying fuck. [QUOTE=Bohemund;5387071] 1) The United States, a "democracy", has a massive percentage of its population behind bars.
And what is wrong with this? People break the law, they dont get to enjoy the freedom that everyone else does. [QUOTE=Bohemund;5387071] 2) Not only does the prison system completely fail at rehabilitating criminals, it has the opposite effect, making them a hundred times worse than they were when first convicted.

So every person who goes in, comes out as Hannibal Lecter? :rolleyes:

Honestly, IMO, fuck rehabilitation. I dont care to help idiots who should be dead anyhow. You are a meth addict? Sucks for you, guess you screwed up the only life you get. Meanwhile, I walk the streets a free man, able to do what ever I want, without so much as a speeding ticket. [QUOTE=Bohemund;5387071] 3) Not only are our leaders aware of the problems, they are actually proud of them. District attorneys seem to have a look of absolute glee in their eyes when they sentence another man to years of rape and humiliation for a minor crime.

Minor crimes such as rape and humiliation?




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#8 8 years ago

Some people deserve to die. Sorry if I have no sympathy for someone who video tapes 10 year olds getting raped by men 40 years older then them.




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#9 8 years ago
NiteStryker;5387168They were just doing to him what he did to a child. So now he knows what he did.

Well, leaving aside for a moment the fact that he's now in a coma, he already knows what he did. Chances are he had something similar done to him when he was a child. The thing is, he doesn't care about other peoples' suffering, and neither do his fellow inmates who also enjoy preying on the weak, which is probably why they're locked up with him in the first place. So unless you think being beaten into oblivion is going to fill him with remorse for his crimes, the only actual purpose it serves is to satisfy someone else's sadism... and to make extra money for his family's attorney. If you care about the abuse of children - which in all probability you don't, hence my original point - then you should have no trouble seeing the real benefits of rehabilitating these people; it makes it less likely they'll reoffend, which needless to say, means a few less children suffering their abuse in the future. Torturing them, though, is more likely just adding to the problem.




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NiteStryker;5387168 We have the largest prison population because we are a generous country that doesnt execute enough people for truly heinous crimes. You fuck up in other countries, you get shot / stoned / hanged.[/QUOTE] Woefully misinformed.

Execution rates don't account for the staggering differences in prison populations.

Executions by country. Definition, graph and map. Top 10 countries for executions in 2008 Signs of Our Times Death penalty - LawGuru Wiki

The United states imprisons more of it's own population per cap than anywhere, in all of recorded history. Land of the free, you'd have to be asleep to believe that line of shit.

One percent of American adults are behind bars, that's a staggering 2.3 million people. Or in other words, one out every hundred. (Technically it's 99) Proportionally that’s more than twice as many as South Africa, more than three times as many as Iran, more than six times that of the Chinese.

As for whose being imprisoned? If we break it down some more, limiting the age factor, we find that in the U.S. its one out of thirty men aged 20 - 34. Of that, one in nine are African American males. Statistically, there are more eighteen year old black males in jail, than in college.

The total figure. 5% percent of the world is American, and 25% the world's prison population are American. Thats fucking disgusting for a nation of the supposed "free".

It should also be noted that you are not allowed to bring anything into America that was made elsewhere by forced labor or by prisoners. But in the United States 95% of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet proof vests and ID tags are made by prisoners. 93% of domestically produced paints are made by prison labor. 36% of home appliances are the product of prison labor. 21% of office furniture is made by prison labor. As for prison labor and their agreement to work. Refuse to work and they're rewarded with solitary confinement.

Slavery didn't end, it was reformed.

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[QUOTE=NiteStryker;5387168] Minor crimes such as rape and humiliation?

I sometimes believe you're intentionally dense, if only to get a rise, or the abuse. Maybe my pseudonym is better suited for someone like you?

What minor crimes? Oh like, a gram of marijuana causing a 19 year old to get 2 years minimum, thanks to school zone laws. Despite their existence having nothing to do with children. Three strikes laws, were single offenses can rack up a half dozen charges and essentially, one fuck up = life. Minimum sentencing standards that a Victorian era would be proud of.... the examples go on and on.

Tell you a little story. A long time ago, a close family friend of ours, was murdered. He was shot seven times in the back of the head, and then dissected like a toad and sewn back up. Why, he was financing his friends drug operation, unknowingly, and when he learned what was happening, demanded his 10k back. Last mistake he ever made. They found him in a field in North Dakota, after being exposed to the elements for 35+ days. Along with the rest of my family, we lived in protective custody as the trial drug out for months. My mother actually testified for the prosecution. They had the perpetrator cold, and all the witness testimonies were solid. He plead down to manslaughter, somehow, and got 15 years, of which he only did 7.

Funny thing is, if they had pursued the drugs, instead of the killing, they might have been able to lock him for much longer. Then again, this was 25+ some years ago, when drug laws weren't fucked like they are now.

Now last week I read about a guy who was caught in Sioux Falls South Dakota with a few pounds of Marijuana. He got 30 years, and will do a minimum of 15. Turns out he had a history of smoking pot. Racking up a few misdemeanors in the past.

Paid his taxes, worked, had a family, kids, ect. Not a shred of violence in his history. Though now, gladiator academy... Time will tell.