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In Letter From Prison, Jerry Sandusky Focusing on Appeal While 'Trying to Learn From . . . Struggles' Surrounding His Conviction

by on December 23, 2012 11:21 PM

Jerry Sandusky, focused on appealing his conviction on child sex abuse charges, is "trying to learn from, grow from and endure the struggles and circumstances" surrounding his conviction and incarceration.

The former Penn State defensive coordinator, sentenced in October to at least 30 years in prison, wrote a letter to The (Wilkes Barre) Citizens' Voice saying he wants to talk but declined an interview request at counsel's advice while it works through the appeals process. Sandusky, 68 and incarcerated at State Correctional Institution at Greene in western Pennsylvania, has a post-trial hearing scheduled Jan. 10 in Bellefonte.

He continues to maintain his innocence.

"Right now our focus is on the appeal," Sandusky wrote to the paper. "There is much to learn, issues and information not presented. Nobody who covered the case and reported it had the time or took the time to study the allegations, the accusers, the inconsistency, and the methods. Justice and fairness were not a focus."

Sandusky ended the letter with an acronym for "endure."

E - Embrace each day as a gift.

N - Never surrender except to God.

D - Don't let your situation get the best of you.

U - Understand God's purpose and presence.

R - Remain as positive as possible.

E - Exercise your mind, body and spirit.

Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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