With concerns for his well-being, disgraced former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison which houses most of the state's death row inmates.
Jerry Sandusky, the disgraced former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach, has been transferred to a different prison to serve out his prison sentence. Sandusky was found guilty on charges of child molestation earlier this year on 45 counts. Currently, Sandusky's sentence is between 30 and 60 years. Sandusky himself is 68 years old.
Despite being convicted, Sandusky continues to plead innocence.
According to prison authorities, Sandusky's previous prison settings left him very vulnerable due to the crimes committed and his reputation. Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison to serve out the rest of his sentence under protective custody. According to the Corrections Department, Sandusky will receive the following: one hour of individual exercise for five days a week and three hours a week.
All visitations to Sandusky will be non-contact.
There is a catch to the new accommodations: Greene State Prison houses mostly prisoners on death row. Furthermore, this prison houses most of Pennsylvania's death row inmates. He's to serve out the rest of his sentence while be housed with those on death row.
This report has been covered in Sporting News and Huffington Post. As a result of the scandal, Pennsylvania State University has taken quite the blow. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) issued a $60 million fine to the university. Furthermore, the NCAA has given Penn State a post-season ban on football that is set to last four years.
In August of 2013, the NCAA's new discipline system goes into effect. Under this new system, there will be a four-tier level on violations.
The scandal also resulted in the firing of Joe Paterno and Graham Spanier, the head coast and college president respectively. At the time, Spanier wasn't charged with any crime; but, now he is. Sporting News and Washington Post both report Spanier was charged with the following crimes: perjury, obstruction, and endangering the welfare of children. In court, Spanier will be facing eight charges.