Sandusky moved to prison in SW Pa.

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for sentencing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

October 31, 2012 12:59:40 PM PDT
Jerry Sandusky is serving his child molestation prison sentence in far southwestern Pennsylvania, at an institution that includes most of the state's death row inmates.

The Corrections Department announced Wednesday the former Penn State assistant football coach was transferred to Greene State Prison after being evaluated at a facility outside Harrisburg.

Prison officials say he'll be placed in protective custody because of the nature of his crimes and his high profile.

The 68-year-old Sandusky was convicted this summer of 45 criminal counts for sexual abuse of 10 boys over 15 years. He maintains he is innocent and is pursuing appeals.

He's serving a 30- to 60-year sentence that means he's likely to die in prison.