EDINBURGH, Scotland – Lukasz Czapla, a child killer, was recently attacked at the high-security HMP Edinburgh by another inmate. Czapla, 43, was serving a life sentence for the murder of his two-year-old son, Julius, in November 2020. He was assaulted by a fellow prisoner who was reportedly disgusted by Czapla’s heinous crime.
According to a source, Czapla had been transferred to an enhanced hall at the prison, where he became a target for the inmates due to the nature of his crime. Despite being isolated and shunned by other prisoners, Czapla’s notoriety made him a target for violence.
The attack on Czapla occurred shortly after his conviction for making and possessing hundreds of child abuse images. Czapla had killed his son by shooting him with an air pistol, stabbing him with a skewer, and suffocating him. During the trial, prosecutors revealed that Czapla had committed the act to seek revenge against his former partner, who was in a new relationship.
In addition to the life sentence for the murder of Julius, Czapla was also sentenced to 18 months for making and possessing child abuse images, to be served concurrently. Moreover, his name was added to the sex offenders’ register for ten years.
The Scottish Prison Service declined to comment on the incident, stating a zero-tolerance approach to violence within their facilities. However, they assured that all alleged incidents are reported to the local authorities for further investigation.
The attack on Czapla serves as a reminder of the heightened risks child killers face in prison, where they become prime targets for retaliation. The unfortunate case underscores the complexity and challenges of addressing violence within prison institutions, and the ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of all inmates, regardless of their crimes.