Sandusky transferred to state prison in Greene County

| Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, 4:10 p.m.

Jerry Sandusky is serving his child molestation prison sentence in SCI Greene, which holds most of the state's death row inmates.

The state Corrections Department announced Wednesday the former Penn State assistant football coach was transferred after being evaluated at a facility outside Harrisburg.

Prison officials say he'll be placed in protective custody because of the nature of his crimes and his high profile. He'll be allowed out of his cell to exercise five days a week for an hour. He'll also eat his meals and receive any kind of counseling in his cell. He is permitted to have a radio and TV in his cell, the department said.

Sandusky, 68, was convicted this summer of 45 criminal counts for sexual abuse of 10 boys over 15 years, with some of the abuse occuring on campus. He maintains he is innocent and is pursuing appeals.

He's serving a 30- to 60-year sentence.

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