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Jerry Sandusky Insisting He's Innocent, Complaining About Jail

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By Andrew Lu on June 26, 2012 2:01 PM

Jerry Sandusky in jail for less than 72 hours and he's already complaining.

He better get used to it as he faces 442 years in prison for sexually assaulting and molesting ten boys.

Sandusky is in solitary confinement and has had trouble dealing with the isolation. It's not clear if the taunts of fellow jail mates have affected him.

One of Jerry Sandusky's attorneys, Karl Rominger, visited Sandusky in jail. Sandusky is in solitary as he's on suicide watch, and his attorney said that Sandusky is feeling anxious and that he complained that he was not suicidal and that if he had to sit around in his cell for a few more days, he'd go "nutty," reports Deadspin.

Generally, prisoners are placed in solitary confinement to protect them from themselves, others, or as a form of punishment.

In Jerry Sandusky's case, there is a chance that even if a psychologist does deem him not suicidal, the 68-year-old convicted pedophile may be forced to remain in solitary anyway. That's because convicted pedophiles are probably going to have a tough time making friends in jail, and Sandusky may find himself the target of abuse if left in general population.

If his first stay in jail last December is any indication, prisoners at the Centre County Correctional Facility may already be chomping at the bit to get at Sandusky. Last year, inmates reportedly serenaded Sandusky with Pink Floyd's famous lyrics, "hey teacher, leave those kids alone ..."

Jerry Sandusky in jail 72 hours and he's already complaining. Solitary confinement can drive someone crazy, but in Sandusky's case, that may be the price to pay to keep him alive.

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