Even though Bill Cosby’s reputation is forever ruined following allegations of years of predatory behavior, including drugging and raping, people in prison look at him fondly.
In a report from Radar Online, a source who spoke with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections claims that other incarcerated individuals are excited to see Bill there.
Allegedly, convicts are calling Mr. Cosby an “OG,” which means “original gangster.” This comes after Judge Steven O’Neill put Cosby away for three to ten years in prison for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.
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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
John Wetzel, the Corrections Secretary, said he and the rest of his team are working hard to ensure Cosby’s safety and well-being in the institution. The goal is to release him to the public after serving his sentence and undergoing counseling.
Bill’s fall from the graces of Hollywood is arguably one of the worst the United States has ever seen, with Cosby going from being one of the most revered icons in history to one of the most reviled.
It all began in 2014, when Hannibal Buress’ stand-up routine went viral on YouTube, poking fun at Cosby’s past lawsuits, coincidentally, in reference to Andrea’s lawsuit.
After the video hit the mainstream media, a plethora of women came out to accuse Bill of egregious misconduct, including slipping them drugs without consent and raping them.
Initially, his first trial came to grid-lock, with juries unable to decide on a conviction. However, after a re-trial, the prosecutor got Cosby on three counts of aggravated sexual assault.
Mr. Cosby is eligible for parole after only three years. While some believe the sentence was not harsh enough, others online have charged that the case is a by-product of institutionalized racism.
One meme to pick up steam on Instagram is a comparison of Bill with Stanford University’s Brock Turner, claiming that Turner wasn’t punished on account of his Caucasian status.
However, others noted that the two cases are fundamentally different, considering Bill has a long and nebulous history of assaulting women without their consent, even going so far as to give them narcotics without their consent. Turner, however, allegedly committed only one crime, and at a much younger age.