Bill Cosby moved to general unit at Pennsylvania prison

Jim Melwert
February 07, 2019 - 12:34 pm
Bill Cosby is taken away in handcuffs after being sentenced to 3-10 years.

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP/ KYW Newsradio) — Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population unit as he serves three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault in Pennsylvania.

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 Montgomery County — the maximum security prison that replaced Graterford.

A state prison spokeswoman said Cosby has a single cell and is not on a ward for older inmates.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections spokeswoman Amy Worden said inmates there can spend several hours a day in the gym or exercise yard, and other time in the library, class or day room. She said the legally blind Cosby has inmates assigned to help him at times, given his age and disability.

She added Cosby is otherwise being treated exactly as any other inmate.

Cosby is serving time for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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