Bill Cosby, 81, moved to general unit at Pennsylvania prison

Lawrence Kim
February 10, 2019

The move last week comes after the 81-year-old actor spent about four months in special housing as he acclimated to the SCI-Phoenix in suburban Philadelphia.

The disgraced comedian, 81, is now serving three to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

"He doesn't want to have them in that environment", Wyatt said Thursday.

In September 2018, comedy legend Bill Cosby began serving a three- to 10-year sentence after being convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Last year, she filed an ethics complaint against the trial judge, accusing him of bias in the case.

Worden wouldn't divulge at which specific prison the disgraced comedian is being held, but did say it is not a geriatric unit, so Cosby will be surrounded by fellow inmates of all ages.

"He hasn't stopped thinking about the things that he's going to do when he gets out", Wyatt said. He had earlier been in a private cell and day room near the infirmary.

Worden responded to the critique by stating that Wyatt clearly misunderstood what general population means, and she confirmed that yes - Cosby is in a unit within the prison's general population.

"High profile inmates" are typically kept apart from the general population until the prison superintendent decides to integrate them, Worden said, noting that integration is a goal.

Inmates at Phoenix are awakened at 6 a.m. and back in their cells by 8:45 p.m.

According to WHNT, Amy Worden, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, says Cosby was moved on January 28 and is being "treated just the same as any other inmate".

Wyatt said Cosby - who claims he's legally blind - gets up before dawn to do leg lifts and crunches in his cell.

A jury at a retrial previous year convicted Cosby of three counts of felony sex assault. He is appealing the conviction. Cosby and his lawyers and agents have repeatedly called the encounters consensual.

America's Dad hasn't received a single visit from his family during his time in the slammer, his spokesman said.

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