Bill Cosby’s legal team wants him released from prison due to his health concerns and the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The 82-year-old comedian has been serving a three to ten-year sentence at the SCI Phoenix in Montgomery County prison facility for sexual assault, and due to age and underlying medical conditions, his legal team are preparing to file a petition at Pennsylvania Exceptional Court docket in the next number of days seeking for him to be moved to household arrest.
Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt told website Six: “We believe that it is only a matter of time in advance of Mr. Cosby’s prison most likely falls target to the virus, such a confined area is the best location for a virus to spread speedily, it is dangerous to the jail staff members and susceptible inmates.
“Bill Cosby is no detriment or risk to the group. He just can’t go any place, he is aged, he is blind. He can stay less than property arrest with an ankle bracelet, as he did just before, with his spouse taking care of him. Allow him do his time at house.”
Wyatt says they fear for Cosby because if personnel gets Infected with coronavirus they could pass it on to him.
“We are now making ready a motion to talk to the court and the condition to release Mr. Cosby from jail and area him less than property arrest for the duration of his sentence.
“We are not carrying out this simply because he is Bill Cosby, our issue is that he is 82, he is blind and has shut call with personnel who acquire him to his health care appointments each and every day in a wheelchair, they acquire him for his meals and thoroughly clean his mobile. If they get infected they could pass it on to him.”
The move comes after Donald Trump’s administration made plans to release some non-violent criminals, in order to lower the risk of the pandemic’s prison outbreak.