Jerry Sandusky appeared in court today in Centre County, marking the first time he’s left prison since his guilty verdict was handed down in June. Dressed in a red jumpsuit and big black boots, Sandusky was asking for a retrial–his attorney Joe Amendola claimed they weren’t given enough time to prepare the last time around. (The copier broke down during Memorial Day weekend, apparently.) A new trial seems unlikely–Amendola eventually admitted that nothing he’s discovered in the past six months would have changed his legal approach.
Nonetheless, Sandusky was in good spirits for the 90-minute session, smiling ear-to-ear and blowing kisses to his wife. He’s also having a better time of it in state prison than he was in his previous county facility.
He gets three showers a week, two phone calls a month, and his wife makes the 400-mile round trip from State College to see him once a month, although they are “no-contact” visitations. The Daily Beast has learned Sandusky also has a radio and a television of his own and gets both ESPN and ESPN 2 in his cell, allowing him to watch plenty of sporting events.