Bill Cosby seeking early release from prison due to coronavirus pandemic despite ‘feeling fine’

He’s currently serving up to 10 years in prison (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Specifically, the lawyers are focusing on whether states are granting early release to elderly inmates from prisons due to the Coronavirus — which could be a valid legal argument for Mr. Cosby.’

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Cosby is currently serving his sentence at SCI Phoenix in Pennsylvania.

He previously said he will never admit wrongdoing to help him get parole in an interview with National Newspaper Publishers Association’s BlackPressUSA.com.



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He said: ‘I have eight years and nine months left. When I come up for parole, they’re not going to hear me say that I have remorse.’

‘I was there. I don’t care what group of people come along and talk about this when they weren’t there. They don’t know.’

Harvey Weinstein, who was recently jailed for rape and sexual assault, is said to have tested positive for coronavirus amid the pandemic.

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He’d been holed up in notorious Rikers Island jail, before being moved to Wende Correctional Facility where it’s been claimed two inmates had tested positive.

While Weinstein’s reps previously told Metro.co.uk they ‘had not heard anything like that’, Variety reported that the former producer has been placed in isolation for his safety, along with prison employees who had been in contact with him.

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Metro.co.uk has attempted to contact reps for Cosby.

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