Briarcliff Manor Police Officer Nicholas Tartaglione beat up billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City. This appears to be a twist on the classic battle to the Rapo vs. the Rat that takes place in protective custody units in jails and prisons across the country. In this case the Rat is replaced by the greater evil, a police officer. Police officers and sex offenders are not allowed in general population because normal inmates will beat them up or kill them. As a result these pansies end up in protective custody, but still end up being beat up by other PC inmates.
Even though a PC case is a PC case as far as the normal inmate population in concerned. The PC cases seem have their own hierarchy in which sex offenders are at the bottom beneath ex-cop, rats, and dropouts (ex-gang members). The gang members will say, "I'm running from my hood not my jacket;" the rats and cops will say "at least I'm no Rapo;" and the sex offenders will say anything to avoid being beat up by the others.
Tartaglione is currently in jail for being a dirty cop that killed four men as part of a cocaine conspiracy. He will probably spend the rest of his life in USP Tucson or USP Coleman II, both of which are PC yards where ex-cops and rats like Whitey Bulger thrive. When Bulger was transferred to USP Hazelton he finally got what he had coming.