Criminals are often raped and beaten in prison, a fate that many cannot condemn considering this is the level of punishment some of these criminals may deserve.
The following case, however, begs a truly perplexing moral question as to how far this punishment can go before it reaches a level of savagery that only fellow savages would condone.
Opposing Views reports that Brazilian martial arts instructor Daryell Dickson Meneses Xavier turned himself in to police earlier this year, admitting that he had raped, beaten and killed his infant stepson.
The 16-month-old stepson was killed by blunt trauma to the head. He spent two days in the hospital before his death.
Prisoners were outraged at what Xavier had done and decided to apply their own brand of justice.
Xavier was brutally raped by approximately 20 prisoners, multiple times.
From The Inquisitr (translated from O Presente):
"He had injuries all over the body, the most serious ones in the anal region. Dissatisfied, and still furious about the crime committed by the teacher, the prisoners tore apart the stitches that he received and raped him again. The blood stains on the rear of the short of the young man are proof of how much he suffered."
Some believe the child rapist didn't deserve such punishment, as this was far from a taste of his own medicine.
But most said that Xavier was merely a justified victim of karma.
We can't imagine what the Brazilian prisoners would have done had Xavier not turned himself in or had committed a far worse atrocity.
The only possible logic behind what happened to Xavier lies within the very nature of Brazilian prisons. Some of them have literally become the closest thing to hell on earth, and perhaps their most terrifying aspect is the likelihood of stumbling upon that random group of inmates who have made the devil's work their own.