Bill Cosby will spend his first night behind bars at SCI Phoenix, a 3,830-bed prison in the suburbs of Philadelphia, after being temporarily detained in a county prison where he was sent immediately after being sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. prison for sexually abusing a woman at home in 2004.
Correctional authorities will review their needs and safety issues to determine where Cosby, 81 and blind, will be located to complete his sentence, prosecutors said.
District Attorney Kevin Steele said it could be at SCI Laurel Highlands, a state prison that has low-risk inmates on the other side of the state, about 113 kilometers southeast of Pittsburgh.
SCI Laurel Highlands is the provider of the state Department of Corrections for prisoners with special needs, including those who require long-term care, but also serves the general population, depending on their site.