Bill Cosby won’t be one of the recipients of the request gave by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for the transitory discharge prisoners in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, TheWrap reports.
Gov. Wolf’s structure restrains the brief discharge to prisoners viewed as “non-violent and who otherwise would be eligible for release within the next 9 months or who are considered at high risk for complications of coronavirus and are within 12 months of their release.”
Cosby was sentenced in September 2018 to three to 10 years in jail on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The 82-year-old comedian is viewed as ineligible since he was sentenced for “a crime of violence.”
“Mr. Cosby is not eligible under Gov. Wolf’s order since he was convicted of a violent offense (aggravated indecent assault) and was determined to be a Sexually Violent Predato,” a representative for the D.A’s. office said.
Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt released an announcement Thursday recognizing that while those two variables make him ineligible, different conditions ought to be considered which would warrant an temporary release.
“What you heard is completely right,” Wyatt stated, per Deadline. “But, with the surge of the COVID-19 plague and its effects on the health of the elderly, people of color and the fact that Mr. Cosby doesn’t have the luxury of social distancing (due to his blindness) — makes him a candidate to be release and remanded to house arrest.”
Wyatt said that he won’t document an appeal for Cosby until he perceives how Gov. Wolf actualizes this request.