SKIPPACK TWP., Pa. —
Invoice Cosby spent his first night time behind bars at SCI Phoenix, a brand new 3,830-bed state jail in suburban Philadelphia.
The Division of Corrections says he’ll serve his three-to-10-year sentence at SCI Phoenix in Skippack Township for sexually assaulting a lady at his Cheltenham Township residence in 2004.
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Officers say he’s being processed in accordance with coverage and can meet with workers from the medical, psychology and the data departments.
They are saying Cosby is being housed in a single cell in a unit adjoining to the infirmary. He will likely be allowed cellphone calls and visitation in accordance with coverage, in addition to alternative to train in the course of the classification course of.
“We’re taking the entire mandatory precautions to make sure Mr. Cosby’s security and common welfare in our establishment,” Corrections Secretary John Wetzel mentioned in an announcement. “The long run purpose is for him to be positioned within the common inhabitants to obtain the programming required throughout his incarceration.”
Cosby spent a number of hours on the county jail Tuesday earlier than heading toSCI Phoenix which opened two months in the past.
His inmate quantity with the Pennsylvania Division of Corrections is NN7687.
Prosecutors mentioned correction officers would assess Cosby’s wants and questions of safety to find out the place it will be finest for the 81-year-old Cosby, who’s legally blind, to finish his sentence.
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District Legal professional Kevin Steele had mentioned Cosby may wind up at SCI Laurel Highlands, a jail for lower-risk inmates on the opposite aspect of the state, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh.
SCI Laurel Highlands is the state Correction Division’s supplier to inmates with particular wants, together with these requiring long-term care, although it additionally homes a common jail inhabitants, in keeping with its web site. It has separate housing items for its geriatric inmates and likewise has applications for intercourse offenders, the web site says. Cosby was declared a “sexually violent predator’ simply earlier than his sentencing, requiring him to obtain month-to-month counseling the remainder of his life. The jail at Laurel Highlands opened in 1996, on the web site of a former state hospital. Finally rely it held practically 1,600 inmates.
Nonetheless, it was confirmed on Wednesday morning, Cosby would serve his sentence at SCI Phoenix.
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