Larry Nassar transferred to federal prison in Arizona


(CNN) Larry Nassar’s life behind bars now moves to a high-security federal prison in Arizona that specializes in treating sex offenders.

Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor who admitted to sexually abusing underage girls, has been transferred from a Michigan facility to a federal prison in Tucson to start a 60-year sentence for child pornography crimes, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) said Saturday.

The prison is located in the desert about 10 miles from downtown Tucson — and about 2,000 miles from Michigan State University, where Nassar was an associate professor before losing his livelihood in the sex abuse scandal.

Opened in 2007, the prison houses 1,536 inmates — 1,387 in the main prison and 149 at a minimum-security satellite camp, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

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