Shane McMillan Wiki – Shane McMillan Bio
Shane McMillan, The inmate suspected of stabbing Larry Nassar in his prison cell said the disgraced former sports doctor provoked the attack by making a lewd comment while they were watching a Wimbledon tennis match.
Shane McMillan, 49, has been named as the inmate who attacked Nassar in his cell Sunday with a makeshift weapon at the United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida.
Nassar, 59, was nearly killed after suffering multiple stab wounds in the neck, chest and back before four other inmates rushed in and pulled McMillan of the pedophile.
Shane McMillan is 49 years old.
Suspect Charged & Arrested
McMillan told prison workers he attacked Nassar after the ex-U.S. gymnastics team doctor made a comment about wanting to see girls playing in the Wimbledon women’s match, a person close to the matter said.
The inmate is serving time for assaulting a correctional officer at a federal penitentiary in Louisiana in 2006 and attempting to stab another inmate to death at the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado in 2011, court records show.
Officers responded to Nassar’s cell and performed what officers said were life-saving measures. He was taken to a hospital, where he remained in stable condition Wednesday with injuries that included a collapsed lung.
Cell doors on most federal prison units are typically open during the day, letting prisoners move around freely within the facility.
Because Nassar was attacked in his cell, the incident was not captured on surveillance cameras which only point at common areas and corridors. It’s unclear if the attacker was caught on a corridor camera entering or exiting Nassar’s cell.
McMillan is scheduled to be released from prison in May 2046, according to a Bureau of Prisons inmate database and court records, though that could change if he is charged and convicted of attacking Nassar.
He was originally sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in Wyoming to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in 2002 and was expected to be released next year – before his convictions for the Louisiana and Colorado prison attacks more than doubled his sentence.
In October 2006, McMillan punched a correctional officer who approached him in the recreation yard at the United States Penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana, while investigating him for a prior inmate assault, according to court records. The blow knocked the officer to the ground and caused cuts and bruising to his face and nose of him. He was sentenced to five extra years.
In November 2011, McMillan and another inmate attempted to kill a prisoner at the federal Bureau of Prisons’ in Florence, Colorado, according to court records. He and the other inmate stabbed the prisoner 66 times in a recreation area of the prison, known as the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies.’ They were each sentenced to an additional 20 years for the attack.
Sunday’s attack was the second time Nassar has been assaulted in federal custody. He is serving decades in prison for sexually abusing athletes, including college and Olympic gymnastics stars, and possessing explicit images of children.
‘He is lucky to be alive and the only reason he is alive, in my opinion, is because of the staff members who were there.,’ said Joe Rojas’ who is the prison guard union chief.
Nassar was previously assaulted in prison shortly after his conviction of him within hours of being placed in the general population at a Tucson, Arizona, prison. The severity of the attack was not disclosed at the time.
He was then moved to the Florida prison and kept with other sex offenders for his safety.
The pedophile was convicted in 2018 of sexually assaulting members of the US team, including Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney.
Admitted to Sexually Assaulting
He admitted to sexually assaulting athletes when he worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.
The doctor also admitted to possessing child pornography, and more than 100 women sought over $1 billion from the federal government for the FBI’s failure to stop him.
The attack underscored persistent problems at the federal Bureau of Prisons, including violence, short staffing and an inability to keep even its highest profile prisoners safe.
The two officers guarding Nassar’s cell were reportedly on mandated overnight shifts because of staffing shortages.
The Florida prison’s union had held a protest two weeks before the attack on what they claimed was dangerous understaffing.
‘We sounded the alarm, we warned the public, and I hate to be prophetic, but we were right,’ Rojas said.
Staffing guidelines show the facility, with more than 1,200 prisoners, should have 222 correctional officers. Only 169 positions are filled.
The day Nassar was stabbed, 44 posts were left vacant and unassigned at the prison, records show. One of the officers assigned to Nassar’s unit was working a third straight 16-hour day, while the other officer was on a second straight day of mandated overtime.
Bureau of Prisons
The Bureau of Prisons insists that there was adequate staffing at the prison where Nassar was stabbed, though documents obtained by the AP show one-third of correctional officer positions remain unfilled at the prison.
In a statement Wednesday, the agency said it was ‘imperative that we increase our staffing levels’ and said it was recruiting officers and using financial incentives to try to retain workers.
Officials said they are also still working to ‘tackle the problem violence in our facilities’ and have enhanced their security procedures, but would not provide details.
‘The BOP takes seriously our duty to protect the individuals entrusted in our custody, as well as maintain the safety of correctional staff and the community,’ agency spokesperson Scott Taylor said.
‘As we continue to pivot out of a years-long pandemic, there are still challenges to confront and opportunities to improve our agency, protect the lives of those who work for us, and ensure the wellbeing of those entrusted to our custody.’
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