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Sandusky transferred to prison in Greene County, being kept separate

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Jerry Sandusky was transferred to the State Correctional Institution at Greene Wednesday morning to serve out the remainder of his 30 to 60 year sentence.

Sandusky, who is convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15 year period, will be kept away from the general population at his prison 'home' in Waynesburg, Pa. Judge John Cleland said the 68-year-old former Penn State Coach will remain in prison for the rest of his life.

Previously, Sandusky was at the state correctional facility in Camp Hill for evaluation. His new location in southwestern Pennsylvania, where most of the state's death row inmates are housed, is more than three hours from the home where he and his wife Dottie lived in Centre County. However, it's only about 30 minute from his hometown of Washington, Pa.

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said Sandusky has been placed in protective custody to ensure his safety.

"Given the high profile nature of this individual, coupled with the nature of his crimes, this makes him very vulnerable in a prison setting," Wetzel said. 

Being in protective custody means Sandusky will be housed in a single cell and only leave to exercise and receive medical attention.

During his sentencing, Sandusky said the most difficult part of his imprisonment has been being alone.

"It would be unbearable without some contact," Sandusky said tearfully about the prospect of prison time.

Sandusky's visits will be non-contact and. He will also be under additional supervision and escorted whenever he leaves his cell. 

Sandusky will be offered one hour of individual exercise per day, five days a week and showers three times a week.

He may possess a television, radio and other personal property as authorized by the prison

Nearly 1,800 other inmates live at Greene.

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