Ha. Ha. Ha.
Because American prison systems have a reputation of prisoners assaulting physically weaker prisoners, a system the public seems to think is some kind of de facto punishment that's not cruel and unusual at all. And because prisoners are the closest thing America has to an untouchable class, nobody gives a damn because they 'deserve' it. Apparently nothing will slake our lust for punishing the guilty with everything we can imagine, in perpetuity and without proportion.
This is not a defense of Jared at all. He will surely live the rest of his life in ignominy, and that's probably better than he deserves. And yeah, the New York Post is a worthless rag, but it's a red-letter day when I am in complete agreement with Salon:
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Shame on every single person that laughed at that headline.