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Jerry Sandusky Is Writing a Book in Jail: Report

BELLEFONTE, PA - JUNE 22:  Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs after a jury found him guilty in his sex abuse trial on June 22, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The jury found Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts in the sexual abuse trial of the former Penn State assistant football coach, who was charged with sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Sandusky.

This might be funny if the underlying events weren't so damn sad. The recently convicted serial child molester has been removed from suicide watch and prison officials have described him as a "model inmate," according to WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. WJAC reported that officials initially thought Sandusky was spending his free time preparing a statement for his sentencing, but now they believe he's writing a book, with help from his wife Dottie who's provided him substantial paperwork. Apparently she's aiding him in whatever demented literary endeavor he's undertaken. Sandusky's first book, a story about his life in his own words, is regrettably titled Touched. (Incredibly, it's listed on Amazon starting at $100.) Who's Sandusky going to get to write a blurb for this thing?

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Photo: Rob Carr/2012 Getty Images