Jerry Sandusky’s New Home – A Molester Among Murderers
Convicted monster in human form, Jerry Sandusky – who, just a week ago, actually asked a judge to overturn his convictions for sexually abusing ten boys entrusted to him – has been moved from the notorious Greene State Prison near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to continue serving his 60 year sentence (parole eligibility after 30 years). He had previously been detained at the Camp Hill processing center of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections outside of Harrisburg, before finally being delivered to the maximum-security institution of Greene State, where he will spend the term of his natural life – presumably – with nearly 2,000 inmates.
For those with a more vigorous sense of justice, it might be disappointing to learn that Sandusky will spend that time in robust protective custody, in complete isolation from the convicted murderers and death row inmates that roam the cells of SCI-Greene. Because he is nonetheless in maximum security, Sandusky will never be able to embrace a family member again, even during their allowed once-weekly visit to his new life of otherwise 23-hour lockdown seclusion. Similarly to the federal Florence ADX Supermax prison that houses the worst of the worst – the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, many former Al-Qaeda operatives, former FBI spy Robert Hanssen, Terry Nichols of the Oklahoma City Bomber two-man alliance (Timothy McVeigh was executed in 2001), Sandusky will be allowed one hour of exercise in an open space next to his cell every day, granted a shower every other day, and will take his meals in his room. As for company, he will have a personal television and radio in his cell.
Nonetheless, there is a chance that he may come into contact with other inmates – although that would be a breakdown in prison procedure. Should he be excused from his cell for any reason (such as an unforeseen future trial date, or a prison emergency of some kind, etc), he is supposed to be escorted with increased security designed to render him inaccessible to the other prison inmates.