According to Amy Worden, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, 81-year-old Bill Cosby was moved into the general population on Jan. 28, 2019 at the Pennsylvania prison. Cosby is spending at least three years behind bars.
The press secretary would not specifically say where Cosby was being held. However, he said the inmate is not in a geriatric unit but has been placed with inmates of varying ages.
Cosby was found guilty on Sept.23, 2018, of the 2004 sexual assault and drugging of Andrea Constand. He is known as Inmate No. NN7687 at the State Correctional Institute at Phoenix.
Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesperson, told the Associated Press on Feb. 7, Cosby does not expect his wife Camille of over 50 years, or daughters to visit him while in prison.
Wyatt explained the prison is 20 miles from the actor’s home, and he does not want his family in that kind of environment. Wyatt said he visits his client regularly.
Camille did appear once at each of her husband’s trials. His three daughters did not.
The general population where Cosby was transferred to is two stories with a day room, where inmates can watch television, play cards, or socialize.
Inmates at the prison must rise at 6 a.m ET and be in their cells at 8:45 p.m ET. They can spend time in the exercise yard or gym. They can also use the day room, library, classroom or visiting area.
Written by Barbara Sobel
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
CNN: Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population cell at a Pennsylvania prison
Fox News: Bill Cosby’s family hasn’t visited him in prison, spokesman says
Evening Standard: Bill Cosby latest: Shamed TV star says family have not visited him in prison
Featured and Top Image Courtesy of The World Affair’s Council Flickr Page – Creative Commons License