Wait, what? Bill Cosby says prison has been an 'amazing experience'

Brenda Watkins
February 14, 2019

Cosby, 81, also noted that his cell at SCI Phoenix, the prison outside Philadelphia where he is serving his sentence, "resembles the quarters of some of the Greatest Political Prisoners - Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Randal Robinson, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis".

Cosby is now being held at the SCI-Phoenix prison in Philadelphia, where he was recently moved to general population from a specialized unit.

"He's just a strong man", Wyatt said of Cosby, assuring the actor was having an "amazing experience". "He does not want her to visit him".

He was sentenced to three to 10 years in jail, and - if he serves his full term - will be 91 when released.

Much of that interview was devoted to what Wyatt and Cosby's publicist Ebonee Benson see as an unjust arrest and conviction that would have never occurred were Cosby not black.

He believes he was later prosecuted by a corrupt district attorney and judge, "not for justice, but for their political aspirations", and launched a campaign to get a state judicial ethics board to investigate the judge who presided over his trials. But Wyatt says Mr. Cosby prefers it to receive little to no visitors.

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'My political beliefs, my actions of trying to humanize all races, genders and religions landed me in this place surrounded by barb wire fencing, a room made of steel and iron, ' he continued in the message, relayed through spokesperson Andrew Wyatt.

He then closed out by declaring: 'I stand upright as a Political Prisoner and I Smile. "The truth is strong". The prison, 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, is about a 30- to 45-minute drive from Montgomery County, where Cosby has a home. The sexual predator was known as "America's Dad" after starring as the family head in hit US TV series The Cosby Show.

Mr Wyatt added: "She has not visited him". That was Cosby's idea, said Wyatt.

Cosby does not have a cellmate and speaks to his wife Camille on the phone three times each day for three minutes at a time.

"When I visit him it's nothing sad about it", Wyatt said.

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