Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Is Beaten 'Bloody' in Prison

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Elizabeth SmartThe kidnapper serving life in prison for abducting Elizabeth Smart has reportedly been beaten to a bloody pulp in prison. Boo hoo, right? The source is the National Enquirer, so take this how you will. But I don't see why they'd make up something so odd. Anyway, Brian David Mitchell, who abducted Elizabeth when she was 14 and spent the next nine months raping her, has been serving his time in a high security prison in Tuscon, Arizona. Apparently, he's not popular there.

Prisoners are known to look down on child molesters and rapists, and Mitchell is both. Add to that the fact that he reportedly goes around preaching his twisted version of whatever crazy ass religion he practices, and he's just asking for trouble. A source told the mag:

[Mitchell] had a target on his back because the other inmates hate child molest­ers. It’s part of the prison code. Even murderers look down on them as the lowest of the low.

Then one of the prisoners apparently decided to take Mitchell down. Says the source:

He pummeled the creep to the ground and punched and kicked him for several minutes. Mitchell didn’t even fight back. He just curled up in a fetal position and cried for mercy. Meanwhile, several of the inmates were cheering the attacker on and yelling at Mitchell, 'This is FOR Elizabeth Smart!' ... He had a swollen eye, bloody lip, and several cuts and bruises.

That sounds like what this asswipe would do -- curl into the fetal position and cry. Bullies like this are only bullies when they have someone weaker than themselves to torment.

Another source says that Elizabeth couldn't care less if Mitchell took a beating in prison, that to her "he doesn't exist."

Well, I don't condone violence -- two wrongs don't make a right -- but I won't lose any sleep over this smackdown this if it's true.

Do you think prison has its own justice?


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Nope, I think they could have done a better job.

Nelli... NellieAthome

My god Ms Blakeley, how much of a hypocrite can you be?  Seven paragraphs basically justifying, almost glorifying the fact the man was beaten and then you want to sidestep with a 23 word sort of sidestep that you don't "condone" violence then a nonsense question. BTW, beating someone up is never justice, whether it is on the street, in the living room or in prison.



adrie... adrien_80

What kind of question is that?  "Do you think prison has its own justice?"  Um, duh.  Everyone knows that prison has its own justice. And this guy is getting  a taste of it!


I'm not a violent person and don't condone it either so I hope it doesn't sound contradictory when I say I do believe in "an eye for an eye".   I don't have any sympathy for monsters like him when they go to prison and this kind of thing happens.  They are getting back what they did to a child.  I feel that if the law was truly "an eye for an eye" then there would be less crime!!

Now, who I would like to see get their "just deserve" is Ariel Castro!!  Whether it be the state/government justice system or the prison justice system.

Nelli... NellieAthome

An eye for an eye is often quoted to justify vengeance or vigilantism but like most Biblical quotes used to justify something it is taken out of context. The King James versions says "If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe."

This is based on the Code of Hammurabi and the entire code, as are the laws set out in the Bible,  is much more complex than that one phrase. The code distinguishes among punishments for wealthy or noble persons, lower-class persons or commoners, and slaves. And the Bible, for instance, orders death for anyone who curses their parents

Justice is not beating someone up. Justice is dispensed by the code of law without anger entering into the picture. Prisons have their own code of conduct and pecking order but it is no way actual justice


nonmember avatar badandy

that's what happens in the penzo (prison) it has its own justice system... he should of went PC....

nonmember avatar Steve

Brian Mitchell is deeply psychotic and proabably belongs in an insane asylum instead roaming around in general population. Another victim in this saga who seems completely forgotten is the unfortunate homeless guy the police originally fingered. He ended up dead while in police custody. This kidnapping is way more complicated than many people realize.

nonmember avatar Mikey

Not sure how this is considered 'wrong'. His beating is right in every way possible...

Lucy Grey

So Nellie if Elizabeth was your child would you still feel the same way? You're lying if you say yes. I don't care how good of a Christian you are if someone did to my child what Elizabeth had to endure they would'nt have even made it to prison. It's very sad but how about you look at it like what goes around comes back around instead of eye for and eye then we can take the religion out of the picture. I'm surprised that someone hasn't tried to include Travon Martin in the comment section. In all honesty Nellie I'm a Christian but still believe he got what he deserved and that is a sin which I'll have to pray forgivness for. It did make me smile to know he was made to feel helpless just like he repeatedly did to a young girl that could have been my child or yours....just sayin.

nonmember avatar shiela

We are spending way too many tax payers dollars convicting these crazy, immoral, sick and twisted people. If we would enact harsher punishment, some of this might stop. But instead, we keep coming up with excuses for them and phyciatric disorders that allow them to remain wtihin our society. Our whole justice system is not about justice anymore....it's about who got who off. We are in a hopeless spiral and the honest , good, law abiding, God fearing poeple will continue to become the minority until it becomes total chaos. THAT INCLUDES OUR SCREWED UP GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN"T KNOW THEIR ASS FROM A HOLE IN A WALL>

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