A change of scenery. Comedian Bill Cosby was moved to a general population unit as he serves three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault at the maximum-security SCI Phoenix penitentiary in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, according to The Washington Post. He is now apparently housed in a single cell in a two-story unit at the newly built prison.
Cosby, 81, reportedly spent around four months in special housing as he adjusted to the facility in suburban Philadelphia. He is legally blind and other inmates are assigned to help him because of his age and disability, state prison spokeswoman Amy Worden told the outlet.
Honestly, it kind of sounds like Cosby has fairly cushy digs, considering he’s in jail. Inmates at the prison can reportedly spend hours in the gym or exercise yard every day, or spend time in a library, classroom, day room and visiting area. They also have a sink and toilet in their cells, which it sounds like Cosby doesn’t share with anyone. On top of that, they are apparently allowed to keep a TV or tablet in their space — if they buy them, of course.
Cosby is currently behind bars for sexual assault after being sentenced on September 25. He stood trial for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home 14 years ago and after over 60 women accused the former comedian of sexual assault. In April 2018, he was convicted and found guilty of aggravated indecent assault for the incident back in 2004.
One thing Cosby allegedly doesn’t get while he’s serving his time is a visit from his wife, Camille. She reportedly refuses to go see him in prison, and a Radar Online source revealed on February 6 that she “she doesn’t even want to be on his visitation list.” On their 55th wedding anniversary on January 25, Camille apparently barely spoke to her husband. “For every other couple, that would have been a big celebration, but Camille could hardly be bothered to pick up the phone. She talked to him for four minutes before hanging up,” the insider claimed. It sounds like Cosby might just have to make do with the company he gets from his fellow inmates.