Bill Cosby's New Mug Shot After Being Transferred to Maximum Security Prison
Bill CosbyNew Mug ShotAfter Transfer to Maximum Security Prison
9/26/2018 6:08 AM PT
Bill Cosby is now at the prison he will call home for 3 to 10 years.
Cosby's official inmate number is NN7687. He was moved Tuesday after his sentencing to the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution Phoenix in Schwenksville, PA.
It's significant ... prison is a maximum security facility, meaning it houses some of the most violent offenders in the state. The prison is fairly new and has 3,830 beds.
The judge deemed Cosby a "sexually violent predator" ... which apparently was the trigger for the choice of prison.
Cosby will be housed in a single cell next to the infirmary ... possibly because of his medical problems. He's allowed phone calls and visitation consistent with prison policies.
A prison official says, "We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure Mr. Cosby's safety and general welfare in our institution." The official says the long-term goal is for Cosby to go into the general population.
The disgraced comedian spent a few hours at the county jail before being transferred to the prison facility.