Why are rapists and pedophiles targets of violence in jail?

I've been told that pedos and rapists are often targeted , hated and beaten by fellow inmates and that they are the most common to do so. Just wondering , why them? I'm not ag all standing by them but I was just curious. Everyone in jail is just as bad as each other , fraudsters, robbers murderers etc . I... show more I've been told that pedos and rapists are often targeted , hated and beaten by fellow inmates and that they are the most common to do so.

Just wondering , why them? I'm not ag all standing by them but I was just curious. Everyone in jail is just as bad as each other , fraudsters, robbers murderers etc .
I mean if course murderers and all that have been attacked in jail but why does it seem more likely for peodophiles and rapists to get attacked ?
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