2018-04-30 16:26:37 UTC
* Cosby, 80, faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in the next
* Once Cosby arrives behind bars, he will face an 'incarceration reception
process' to determine his healthcare and psychological treatment needs
* To help Cosby acclimate to prison life, the Department of Corrections might
assign one of its 500 trained peer support specialists
* Legally blind inmates like Cosby are paired with a sighted inmate, who is paid
just 19 to 42 cents an hour, to assist them and lead them through the facility
* Cosby could be lodged in special-needs cell where daily essentials would be
delivered to him
Millionaire comedian Bill Cosby will likely see his entourage of aides replaced
by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind convict navigate life behind
bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault.
Cosby, 80, faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in the next three
months for drugging and raping Andrea Constand, 45, in 2004 at his sprawling
compound outside Philadelphia. He is appealing the verdict, which could
potentially delay his imprisonment for months or even years.
Should he eventually receive prison time, the disgraced 'America's dad' of The
Cosby Show fame will become probably the best-known celebrity to hear the gates
of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shut behind him, according to a
department spokeswoman, Susan McNaughton.