Jerry Sandusky was transferred Tuesday to be evaluated on which state correctional facility he will serve out the rest of his 30 to 60 year sentence, a representative of the Superintendent’s Office at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill said.
Sandusky, 68, was transferred to the facility located outside of Harrisburg early Tuesday and could be there anywhere from a week to a month for evaluation and tests, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Press Secretary Sue McNaughton said.
Some of the tests he will undergo will evaluate his health state, psychological state, educational level, whether he is a security risk and whether he has the potential for future criminal behavior, McNaughton said.
McNaughton said that all men that go through the state correctional system go through the same evaluation. Sandusky will then be transferred to one of the 25 state jails in Pennsylvania for men, McNaughton said.
It is too early to say definitively where Sandusky will serve the rest of his sentence, McNaughton said, as there is not a prison specifically for sex offenders.
She said she heard speculation that Sandusky may be moved to the State Correctional Institution at Rockview because it is close to where Sandusky is from, or the State Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands because that is typically where elderly inmates go.
McNaughton also said his evaluation at Camp Hill won’t have an effect on how many visitors he can have while in prison.
If put in the general population section of the prison, he would be allowed to have as many as 40 visitors on his visitors list, who will be able to see him any time visiting hours are open at the prison, she said.
Sandusky was convicted on 45 out of 48 counts of sexually abusing boys he met through the charity he started in 1977, The Second Mile. Sandusky was sentenced earlier this month to serve 30 to 60 years in prison.
His attorneys, Joe Amendola and Karl Rominger, filed the first post-sentencing motions in the case last week on behalf of Sandusky. Amendola and Rominger argued Sandusky should be allowed a new trial because the evidence produced against Sandusky at trial was insufficient to sustain a verdict, as previously reported.
Rominger said that he and the rest of Sandusky’s defense team don’t play any part in the determination of which prison Sandusky will end up in. Rominger said he would argue that Sandusky should be afforded his Constant Positive Airway Pressure machine to help him with his sleep apnea.