Man, I sure hate to be this guy right now looks like Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life behind bars as the former Penn State football coach was hit with a 30-60-year sentence by Judge John Cleland as a result of being convicted on 45 counts of molestation over a span of 15 years.
The maximum sentence was 442 years. Sandusky has currently served 112 days.
“You will serve not less than 30 and no more than 60 years in prison,” Cleland told Sandusky. “That has the unmitigated impact of saying ‘the rest of your life in prison.’ ”
The state prison system of Pennsylvania generally forces inmates to remain behind bars long beyond the minimum sentence, Sandusky’s attorney Joe Amendola said.
“Realistically, even if Jerry was to survive the 30 years, he won’t be released,” Amendola said.
Deputy attorney general Joseph McGettigan took no issue with the sentence. “The defendant will remain incarcerated for the rest of his life,” McGettigan said.”