Child molesters who are put in prison pay for their crime in many respects. First, there is shared power within the prison system. The prisoners have a lot of free reign to do as they please in many circumstances. No prison guard, who is paid minimum wage, wants to risk his life by enforcing all the rules and incurring the wrath of the prison population which outnumbers him. The prison population may be the scum of the earth criminals (murderers, thieves, et cet) but they all hate child molesters. So do the guards. A child molester in prison is living on borrowed time. He can expect to be tortured, raped himself, and beaten severely without mercy over and over again until he is dead or so severely physically damaged that he is left alone. Just because the courts in our country do not administer torture and beatings under the law, don't think child molesters get away with just a prison sentence.