Saturday, November 27, 2021

Bill Cosby: Prisoners Already Have Nickname for Disgraced Comedian

*Inmates at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, where Bill Cosby is serving a 3-to-10 year stint for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004, were so excited to see him that they allegedly dubbed him the “OG” = “original gangster,” Radar Online reports.

According to a press release from the prison, Cosby is being housed in a single cell — 8 feet by 13 feet and 10 feet tall — in a unit adjacent to the infirmary, per cnn.com. He will be “allowed phone calls and visitation in accordance with policy, as well as opportunity to exercise during the classification process.”

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John Wetzel, the Corrections Secretary, said he and his team are working hard to ensure Cosby’s safety inside the institution.

“We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure Mr. Cosby’s safety and general welfare in our institution,” said Wetzel. “The long-term goal is for him to be placed in the general population to receive the programming required during his incarceration.”

The disgraced comedian is now at SCI Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa. Amy Worden, press secretary for the state’s Department of Corrections, explained to Fox News that Cosby is now known as Inmate No. NN7687, and will have “access to a game room and exercise room.”

In addition, he “will be able to purchase his own television, radio and tablet so that he will be able to receive email, music and books,” Worden said. “These are possessions that inmates are allowed to have.”

Cosby will be eligible for parole after serving three years. His sentence includes lifetime mandatory sex offender counseling. 

 

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Bill Cosby will have access to TV and email while behind bars, prison says~foxnews.com Following Bill Cosby’s Tuesday sentencing to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, the disgraced comedian is now at SCI Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa. Amy Worden, press secretary for the state’s Department of Corrections, explained to Fox News the nature of Cosby’s arrangements at the new maximum security state prison, located about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Cosby’s single-occupant cell is “7 feet by 13 feet and the ceiling is 10 feet tall,” Worden told Fox News on Wednesday. She continued: “Although SCI Phoenix is a maximum security prison, the amount of time that inmates are allowed out of their cell is contingent on the area of the prison facility where they are being housed.”According to Worden, Cosby, now known as Inmate No. NN7687, will have “access to a game room and exercise room.” In addition, he “will be able to purchase his own television, radio and tablet so that he will be able to receive email, music and books,” Worden said. “These are possessions that inmates are allowed to have.” Currently, Cosby is in a cell near the infirmary, however, and according to Worden he “will likely be moved to general population at some point.”“He is a bit of an unusual circumstance because he is a high-profile inmate and he’s being kept in a certain part of the facility,” she explained. Worden also noted that the facility “already houses a number of inmates with blindness or deteriorating eyesight.” Cosby is legally blind and uses a cane. “They certainly make accommodations for inmates with numerous disabilities,” she added. Worden went on to explain that as of right now Cosby is “labeled as an unclassified inmate” and “for the first 10 days can only receive visitation from his lawyers and any religious advisors.” However, eventually he can have up to 50 people visit him. “When inmates are brought into the facility, they go through a battery of tests for programming needs, mental health, etc. and that can take several weeks,” she explains. Visit Foxnews.com #billcosby #jailterm #internet #computer #blind

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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