This morning, on October 23, Jerry Sandusky, 68-year-old former assistant Penn State coach, became a state prison inmate when he was transferred to the Correctional Institute at Camp Hill from the Centre County jail.
In June, Sandusky was convicted of child molestation. Earlier this month, he was sentenced 30 to 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period. Sandusky repeatedly claimed his innocence; just last week he filed post-sentencing motions seeking to have his convictions thrown out or the possibility of a new trial.
Sandusky currently faces testing and evaluation, taking a week or more, to be assigned a security risk level before sending him to the particular facility at Camp Hill. Experts will asses his mental state, physical health and education to determine whether he needs treatment.
There are around 6,800 sex offenders currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania’s prison system and the Corrections Department does not maintain special units for sex offenders, so there is no way to know where he will be sent until the experts finish their evaluations.