On Friday, April, 27, Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and is facing up to 10 years behind bars. However, as the comedian's sentencing date approaches, it is being reported that he will probably get some special treatment in prison.
According to TMZ, due to the 80-year-olds health issues, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections provides a range of services for inmates with special needs. Last year, Bill told the National Newspaper Publishers Association news service he was completely blind. So what special treatment will The Cosby Show star receive?
If his health is bad enough, he could be assigned to a special needs cell, where his daily essentials will be brought to him. He could also get aid from one of the prison's "trained peer support specialists" who will serve as guides. And given his celebrity status, Bill may also receive extra security measures to protect him inside.
In the meantime, Bill is currently on house arrest and must wear a GPS monitoring device. He is only allowed to leave his house to see his lawyers or get medical treatment — both of which must be approved beforehand. His sentencing date is scheduled for 75 days from his guilty verdict. This means, Bill's fate will be decided on July 11.
Since he was found guilty of drugging and sexually molesting Andrea Constand in his home in 2004, reruns of his popular TV show centered on the Huxtable family have been pulled by several networks. The former TV star's previous trial in 2017 resulted in a hung jury because two jurors refused to change their not-guilty vote.
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