I say light pitting because it’s understandable to want to see people who hurt children get theirs, but if we really think that’s a just punishment for his crime, then we should be administering it with proper due process. Our system decided that he should be sentenced to 15 years in prison, and according to our laws he has the right to be safe and not get his face beat in while serving his time. If you think that’s wrong, then let’s change the laws to either make sentences for crimes like his longer, or make them harsher.
Besides, he didn’t get beat up for hurting children. He got beat up because he’s a wimpy guy locked up in a place with hard men. If he’d been 300 pounds of solid muscle he wouldn’t be getting “his” for what he did, he’d be in there raping the youngest inmates he could find.
Prison abuse is never something to cheer. It’s an issue that needs to be ameliorated to as much extent as is possible. If prisons were safe people might actually come out rehabilitated once in awhile.