Convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky has been transferred to the state prison in Greene County.  Department of Corrections officials say Sandusky was transferred today from SCI Camp Hill to the State Correctional Institution at Greene to serve his 30 to 60 year prison sentence.

The former Penn State Football Defensive Coach was found guilty in June of 45 of 48 counts of Child Sex Abuse by a jury of seven women and five men in Centre County.  The allegations also led to the ouster of university president Graham Spanier and legendary head football coach, Joe Paterno. Two other fomer high ranking university officials, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley face trial for lying to a grand jury.

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said the decision to go public on Sandusky's transferred was based on the Sandusky's high profile and the nature of his crimes.  He says Sandusky will be placed in protective custody ensure his safety at SCI Greene.

Protective custody involves being housed in a single cell while under additional supervision and escort whenever out of the cell.  Inmates in this type of custody are offered one hour of individual exercise per day, five days a week and showers three times a week.  All meals are served and eaten in the cell.  All prison services, such as counseling, religion, medications and treatment programming is delivered in-cell. Necessary medical and dental services are provided by clinical staff under escort of security personnel. All visits are non-contact. Protective custody inmates are permitted to possess a television, radio and other personal property as authorized by the prison and conditional upon their compliant adjustment.

SCI Greene, located in Waynesburg, Greene County, opened in 1994.  It houses nearly 1,800 inmates.  The facility employs 700 individuals