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The Housing Jerry Sandusky Is Likely to Enjoy for...Forever

Now that he's been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, it's time to start speculating where former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his days. There are more than 20 state prisons in Pennsylvania, but there are really only a couple likely candidates. Everyone starts out at State Correctional Institution Camp Hill, where the Department of Corrections will decide which Sandusky's home prison will be.

He could end up at SCI Waymart, which is actually kind of pretty on the outside. It's marketed as a film location by the Poconos Film Commission. It's a minimum-security prison with a forensic psychiatric unit and a good reputation among visitors, since the town has hotels.

It's more likely he'll go to SCI Laurel Highlands, also minimum-security, which is where older prisoners and Pennsylvania politicians tend to go. That would put him in the company of former Pennsylvania State House Speaker John Perzel and former Pennsylvania House Democratic Whip Mike Veon. A 2007 NPR story about geriatric sex offenders describes the interior of Laurel Highlands this way:

"the floors are squeaky clean linoleum. The walls are painted in dull pastels. .... [it] has a small recreation room, with florescent lights and a television in the corner." One thing we do know: His cell won't be nearly as sweet as that of gangster Al Capone, whose prison digs are still on display at Philly's Eastern State Penitentiary.

Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130