by: Gary Sinderson Updated:
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Years before child sex abuse charges were filed against Jerry Sandusky, he wrote a book called “Touched,” a story about his life.
Now, weeks before Sandusky’s sentencing date on 45 child sex abuse charges, sources confirm to 6 News reporter Gary Sinderson that Sandusky is working on a second book while he is incarcerated.
Centre County prison officials said Sandusky was removed from suicide watch and has been described as a model inmate, spending hours quietly in his cell.
Sources told 6 News at first, it was believed Sandusky was writing his version of events that he wants to read at his sentencing.
Now, those sources said Sandusky is apparently working on writing a second book, and doing so with the help of his wife, Dottie.
Sources said there has been so much paperwork exchanged between Jerry and Dottie, that Dottie has had her written correspondence privileges suspended by prison officials.
6 News uncovered that tax payers in Centre County pay approximately $80 a day to house inmates at the prison in Bellefonte.
Sandusky is reportedly being provided with the paper and pens, or whatever he’s using to write with, by the prison, the 6 News sources said.
Legal experts tell 6 News it is unlikely that Sandusky could make any money off of a book written in prison, because convicted felons are barred from profiting from writing about their crimes.
Sandusky’s sentencing is scheduled for September.