Fappiano was just 23 years old when he was wrongly convicted of raping an NYPD officer’s wife and imprisoned after a trial in Brooklyn Supreme Court back in 1985. He spent two decades behind bars before he was exonerated through DNA evidence that cleared him of the sexual assault.
Last year at his sentencing on the mob loansharking extortion. Fappiano recounted some of the chilling ordeals he underwent during his years in jail.
While serving time in New York's state prison system, his face was crushed with a pipe, he was cut with a razor blade, and he was stabbed in the back with an icepick.
Once Fappiano saw a man burn to death in prison after being doused with gasoline and set afire.
To escape such dangers, Fappiano says he voluntarily spent eight years in solitary confinement.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Life in the NY State Prison System
An alleged mafia member, Scott Fappiano, was arrested today in a mob-related waste carting industry shakedown scheme, according to NyPo. What I found most interesting about the story was NyPo's report on Fappiano's earlier stint in the NY state prison system: