Despite the circumstances, Bill Cosby said his time in prison is an “amazing experience,” his press spokesman Andrew Wyatt said in a TV interview.
“Yeah, he used the term amazing experience,” Wyatt said.
Wyatt’s interview with WCAU in Philadelphia provides new details of Cosby’s time behind bars at SCI Phoenix, the prison outside Philadelphia. Cosby was sentenced in September to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.
The case came after dozens of women came forward with accusations that Cosby had drugged and assaulted them in similar incidents over his lengthy career atop the comedy world.
Cosby was moved to the prison’s general population two weeks ago and is now in a single cell without a cellmate, said Amy Worden, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. He was previously being held in a single cell in a unit adjacent to the infirmary.
Bill Cosby’s wife Camille has not yet visited him in prison, and that’s just how Cosby prefers it, Wyatt said.
“Right now I’m his only visitor outside of his attorneys, and that’s the way he wants it,” Wyatt said. “She has not visited him. He does not want her to visit him.”
Instead, Cosby prefers to speak to his wife by phone — three times a day for three minutes each, Wyatt confirmed. The prison, 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, is about a 30- to 45-minute drive from Montgomery County, where Cosby has a home.
SOURCE: Eric Levenson, CNN