After being subjected to another attack in prison, the days of convicted child killer Brett Peter Cowan (pictured) could be counted as the revealed prisoners may never stop until they kill him.
After being the target of another vile attack on the jail, the days of Brett Cowan could be counted.
The prisoners provoked a massive disturbance at the Wolston Prison in Brisbane this week, plotting to use boiling hot marmalade, a maker of toasted sandwiches and sharp brooms on the pedophile and the murderer of convicted children.
Cowan, 48, murdered 13-year-old Daniel Morcombe in 2003 and is serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 20 years.
John Heffernan, former governor of Grafton Jail and author of The Last Governor, told Daily Mail Australia that the attacks against Cowan will not stop.
"Even the most violent criminals hate incarcerated prisoners for crimes related to children, which includes pedophiles, child molesters, incest and particularly child killers," he said.
Cowan, 48, was convicted of the murder of Sunshine Coast teenager Daniel Morcombe (photo) in 2003 and is currently serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 20 years.
"There is a tacit hierarchy of offenses within the prison system, murderers, armed robbers and others are at the top of the hierarchy: delinquents related to children are at the bottom."
He said that even violent criminals have "standards" and most will have strong family ties, which in turn makes them "insult" anyone convicted of a crime related to minors.
Cowan is likely to be targeted during his entire sentence, Heffernan said.
Former Grafton Governor Jail and author of The Last Governor John Heffernan told Daily Mail Australia that criminals with child-related crimes are always a target for other inmates
Mr. Heffernan (pictured when he was a corrections officer) worked in the corrections industry for three decades and was governor of Grafton Prison, which gave him an idea of the hierarchy of inmates.
"He is a high-profile prisoner in the sense that he has received a lot of publicity and most of the inmates would be aware of his notoriety," he said.
"After a long period of time and the publicity vanishes, those responsible for the classification and location of the inmates may be tempted to move Cowan to the mainstream as evidence."
"I've seen that this happens occasionally with delinquents related to children, but it usually ends badly when someone recognizes that the inmate or the media makes a story about long-forgotten cases and the inmate is exposed."
Mr. Heffernan said that the corrections system is required to act on behalf of inmates subjected to violence in prison.
Cowan screamed in pain and begged "why, why, why? & # 39; then Davidson poured boiling water over his head
Since his conviction, Cowan has been the victim of several attacks in prison, especially in 2016, when another inmate, Adam Paul Davidson (pictured), covered him with boiling water.
"The overwhelming majority of child murderers will pass their sentence under protection," said Mr. Heffernan.
"Protection centers are usually incorporated with medium or maximum security centers, so they will never be really assimilated with other inmates besides those who are also under protection.
"The corrections do everything possible to protect the murderers of children, so the chances of something happening to them while they are in prison are rare.
"Having said that, I have seen several cases of child molesters, murderers, being severely beaten once other inmates have become aware of their crime."
At that moment, Cowan was left with the peeling skin of his scalded face, his blistering chest and the bulging intestine of the prison after being attacked.
Another incident occurred in May of this year when a fellow inmate stabbed 48-year-old Cowan (pictured) in the ear and neck.
Since his conviction, Cowan has been the victim of multiple attacks on the prison, especially in 2016, when another inmate, Adam Paul Davidson, covered him with boiling water in the Wolston prison.
Cowan was left with the bare skin of his scalded face, blistering chest and stomach.
He screamed in pain and pleaded "why, why, why". then Davidson poured boiling water over his head.
The images of Cowan's injuries seen by Daily Mail Australia showed that burned skin fell from the face, right shoulder, right arm and stomach.
Images of Cowan's injuries seen by Daily Mail Australia showed that burned skin fell off of the face, right shoulder, right arm and stomach (reconstruction of the artist)
A court heard Davidson – in custody for robbery and fraud at the time – observed Cowan's movements for a month and plotted the best way to harm the despised sex offender (reconstruction of the artist)
A court heard Davidson, in custody for theft and fraud at the time, observed Cowan's movements for a month and plotted the best way to harm the despised sex offender.
Another incident occurred in May of this year when a fellow inmate stabbed the 48-year-old person in the ear and neck.
Authorities said the prisoner used an "improvised implement" to attack Cowan in a common area.
Reports have claimed that the weapon was a sharp toothbrush. Cowan suffered only "very superficial injuries".
"There was no blood," said a spokesman for Queensland Correctional Services.
"He suffered very superficial injuries and is actually back in the safe unit."
Mr. Heffernan said that due to the high-profile nature of the murder of Daniel Morcombe (pictured) Cowan was an easy target to identify inside the jail
Meanwhile, on Friday, Cowan was once again the target of inmates in Wolston Prison, which sparked riots in an effort to reach the detestable child killer.
Cowan was in the exercise yard at the time and the riots were designed as a distraction, but it did not work and the inmates could not communicate with him.
Since then, he was transferred to the protection unit of the Wolston Correctional Center, which is full of murderers and sex offenders.
Before the 2016 attack, Cowan He had been confined to his maximum security cell because he feared attacks from other inmates.
But he was released in a general unit earlier that year.
It is still unknown if he will do so if he is going to spend the rest of his sentence in isolation.
HOW THE CHILD MURDERER IS CONDEMNED DIRECT THE POLICE TO THE SCENE ASSASSINATION
Cowan was transferred to the protection unit at Wolston Correctional Center, which is full of murderers and sex offenders.
Cowan, a convicted child sex offender, kidnapped and murdered 13-year-old schoolboy Daniel Morcombe on the Sunshine Coast in December 2003.
Morcombe had planned to take the bus to the shops to cut her hair and buy Christmas presents for her family.
But the bus that had to catch never arrived and Daniel disappeared.
Cowan was one of the main suspects of the police in the disappearance of the boy.
The detectives finally obtained a confession from Cowan with a complicated operation where the officers posed as gangsters in a fake crime syndicate.
The officers won Cowan's trust and eventually admitted "you know, yes, I did."
He even took the detectives to the remote stream where he threw the child's body.
Cowan was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 20 years without parole in 2014.