Jeffrey Dahmer’s Death Explained By Inmate: Why He Did It

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Death Explained By Inmate

Jeffrey Dahmer is considered one of America’s most horrific serial killers. He pleaded guilty to the rape, murder, dismemberment, and consumption of the multiple victims. He was sentenced to 15 consecutive life sentences in 1996. But he only lived to serve three years. He should have been given the death penalty. His story was the basis of the Netflix documentary series Conversation with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes and Netflix’s scripted drama series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which starred Evan Peters. Dahmer was beaten to death by Christopher Scarver, a fellow inmate, on November 28, 1994.

Both the convicts are housed at the Columbia Correctional Facility in Wisconsin. Wisconsin was the first state to abolish the death penalty in 1853. So despite these abhorrent crimes, Dahmer didn’t receive the death penalty. Scarver was himself serving a 25-year sentence for an armed robbery turned murder arrived. He arrived at the prison around the same time as Dahmer in 1992.

Dahmer’s safety was a major concern for the prison staff. He had spent his first year in prison under protective isolation. He was considered the state’s most notorious murders. So authorities believed killing him would earn the convict an “honored place in the prison world.”

Later only, authorities deemed it safe for him to be integrated into the population of 622 inmates. An attempt at Dahmer’s life was made in July 1992. An inmate had taken a homemade plastic knife and tried to slash Dahmer’s throat. But he was unsuccessful. It was reported that no one was hurt, and prison staff believed it would be an isolated incident. Dahmer used to upset his fellow inmates.

Carver said that the serial killer would taunt other inmates with prison food that he had fashioned to look like severed limbs, drizzling on packets of ketchup to look like blood. Scarver said that the serial killer would put them where people would be. Scriver said that the serial killer crossed the line with some people, prisoners, and the prison staff. He was not repentant for his actions.

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