Bill Cosby Would Not Be Able To Survive Coronavirus Behind Bars, Says Spokesperson

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Bill Cosby Would Not Be Able To Survive Coronavirus Behind Bars, Says Spokesperson

With the Coronavirus pandemic being a major threat, several prisons across the country have allowed inmates the opportunity to receive an early release in an effort to minimize the spread of the virus in prisons. Comedian icon Bill Cosby, 82, is hoping for an early release due to the pandemic. On Saturday (April 18th), Bill Cosby’s spokesman-Andrew Wyatt said the imprisoned comedian and actor wouldn’t survive if he contracts coronavirus behind bars especially with his underlying health issues.

The Statement reads,

“Around the Fall of 2019, Actor & Comedian Bill Cosby was forced to have two major surgeries in-order to sustain his life (prevent him from having a stroke and/or heart attack). During a visit to the infirmary at SCI-Phoenix for high blood pressure issues, Mr. Cosby was informed that the carotid arteries on the right and left side of his neck had 90% blockage due to plaque build-up (the carotid arteries are the major blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain, neck and face). Those surgeries were done separately and they were successful. Mr. Cosby now takes medication for high blood pressure and he is 100% blind from glaucoma.”

He continues,

“We are asking Governor Wolf to amend his executive order and grant Mr. Cosby Compassionate Relief based on his current medical status. President Donald Trump, Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Gubernatorial Peers, along with Medical Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci have all stated, “Covid-19 is deadly to the elderly; Covid-19 is deadly to those that suffer from underlying medical issues; Covid-19 has been deadly to more Blacks and people of color than any other race; and Covid-19 is deadly to those individuals that are in an environment which prevents any form of Social Distancing (Prisons, Schools, Nursing Homes, etc…).

He the statement explaining:

“Mr. Cosby was not given a life sentence nor a death sentence, so we are requesting that Gov. Wolf use his gubernatorial powers to show compassion to another human being, Bill Cosby. It has been well documented in the media and by the Secretary of Prisons, John Wetzel, that SCI-Phoenix has been badly infected with the Covid-19 virus.”

Earlier this month, Philadelphia Governor Tom Wolf issued an executive order for the early release of up to 1,800 inmates from Pennsylvania state prisons in an effort to minimize the spread of the virus. On Sunday (April 18th), it was reported that Bill Cosby will not be granted early prison release amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. As a convicted sex offender, Cosby is not eligible. In September 2018, Bill Cosby was convicted of three counts of  aggravated indecent assault and sentenced to three to ten years in prison. He is currently serving his time in a Philadelphia State Prison.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole