There’s little doubt 23-year-old Mitchell Harrison was a degenerate. When he was 13 he was charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old. Two years later, he was arrested again for threatening to rape a 15-year-old classmate. But neither incident brought him many problems…
It was until January of last year that the British legal system decided to get tough with him. He was sentenced to four and a half years for luring a 13-year-old girl to his apartment, then ordering her to strip and raping her twice.
Harrison was placed in the Frankland Prison, which doesn’t have the best record of keeping its degenerates safe. Last year Ian Huntley, who was doing life for the murder of two teenage girls, had his throat slashed. Harrison would find a more grisly fate.
At 10 a.m. Saturday morning, guards found him awash in blood in his cell. Police believe that two inmates, Nathan Mann and Michael Parr, attacked him with makeshift weapons consisting of razor blades melted into toothbrush handles.
Detectives say Harrison wasn’t just murdered; he was disemboweled and likely bled to death.
Since we’ve been having an ongoing discussion of vigilantism in prison, we’d like to hear what you think, dearest reader. (Special thanks to reader Suzanne for the tip.)
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