HARRISBURG, PA – Jerry Sandusky’s 30-60 year sentence is underway after being convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. But the former Penn State football coach isn’t unpacking just yet.
His lawyers are trying to get him moved to a unit that’s not so tough. News flash Jerry: prison sucks!
Sandusky is in a level five prison, but is classified as a level two. Basically, this means his living conditions are much more severe than the average sex offender.
Lawyer Karl Rominger complained that Sandusky sits alone in his cell for 23 hours a day during the week, and all day on the weekends.
Though Sandusky does have it a little better than other level fivers. He gets two phone calls a month, versus the standard one call plus he gets a TV in his cell.
Rominger says he just wants Sandusky to be treated like any other sex offender. Uh, hang on right there Rominger. Don’t you know what happens to sex offenders in jail? Here’s a hint – it ain’t pretty!
And that’s why the Pennsylvania State Department of Corrections says they want to keep him right where he is in level five. You know, for his own safety.
None the less, Sandusky’s lawyer says he will ask to up Sandusky’s phone privileges to his legal team so he can prepare for future legal proceedings.
Hey, beggars can’t be choosers. It could have been a lot worse for Jerry. He should just be glad the punishment wasn’t eye for an eye.