Bill Cosby has gone from “America’s Dad” to inmate No. NN7687. On Tuesday night, the 81-year-old arrived to Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institute at Phoenix. It is located in Collegeville, 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. He will be housed there until he is transferred to state prison.
Cosby is facing three to 10 years in prison after being convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. A spokesperson for the maximum security prison told CNN that he was “in good spirits” when he arrived.
“The ultimate goal would be to integrate him into general population,” spokeswoman Amy Wordon told The New York Post. “He’ll be there on an entry basis as we determine what programs he’s eligible for.”
The facility has 3,830 beds. Every inmate is given a uniform, toiletries, linens, towels and boots, CNN reports. He is being confined in a single 9 X 12 foot cell close to the infirmary.
Every day at 6 a.m., Cosby is expected to stand and be counted, along with the rest of the population. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m., lunch is served at 11 a.m. and dinner is dished at 5 p.m. He will be allowed phone calls and visitation and an opportunity to exercise. If desired, he can earn money doing laundry, or work in the shoe factory.
The puddin’ pop spokesman can also take classes in custodial maintenance, carpentry, restaurant services and warehouse operations. He will be required to attend sex-offender treatment.
While Cosby was prosecuted for assaulting Constand, several dozen other women accused him of assault. Due to statute of limitations laws, however, only her case could be tried. Supermodel Janice Dickinson was one of Cosby’s most vocal accusers, and she has released a statement following his sentencing.
“The harrowing memory of the rape continues to this day,” said Dickinson in a statement released Wednesday through her lawyer, Lisa Bloom. “At one point, I moved to Milan, Italy, to get away, where I hoped not to see or hear of Cosby again.”
“But the rape is etched into my soul,” Dickinson continued. “I was never the same. I will never be the same.”
Former celebrity inmate O.J. Simpson also spoke out. “I’m sure there will be guys protecting him but they’re gonna have to put him in protective custody … because it takes one nut, ya know?” Simpson, 71, told TMZ while out golfing in Nevada on Wednesday, adding that “rapists” are often targeted by other inmates for punishment.