Bill Cosby Will Serve 3 to 10 Years In Pennsylvania Prison
Additional details on where Bill Cosby will be serving his three to 10 years have been released. According to reports, the prison in Collegeville which is about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia and fairly close to the Montgomery County courthouse where Cosby was convicted.
Until his inmate evaluation process is complete, he will be housed in a single cell. According to Amy Worden, press secretary for the state Department of Corrections, the evaluation can take weeks/months in order to be completed. Upon completion, the evaluation will determine which prison is best suitable for the inmate; the inmate’s needs and/or particular health issues will be placed under consideration, as well. The evaluation will also figure if Cosby will be placed in general population or held under protective custody.
The Department of Corrections has had high-profile inmates before, and I’m sure we’ll have them again, so it’s not that much out of the ordinary. He’ll be treated like other inmates.
The SCI Phoenix is a new state of the art facility that opened in June. Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel described the facility as a,
21st century institution with advanced security features, environmentally efficient infrastructure and modern work and housing spaces.
He also added,
We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure Mr. Cosby’s safety and general welfare in our institution. The long-term goal is for him to be placed in the general population to receive the programming required during his incarceration.
Reportedly, his first meal was baked meatballs, rice, green beans, with mashed potatoes and gravy. Upon his arrival, he received, a uniform, linens, toiletries towels and state-issued boots.
Cosby is expected to be allowed to exercise at the gym, attend classes, visit the barbershop and attend chapel services. Within his sentence, Cosby is ordered to take a lifetime mandatory sex offender counseling. Along with programs which are designed to assist him in the recovery of alcoholism, drug addiction, and violence prevention.
Earlier this year, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. This week, he was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison.