OJ Simpson says Bill Cosby should be placed in protective custody because 'rapists are frowned upon in prison'
OJ Simpson warns that disgraced comic Bill Cosby will need to be in protective custody or he will be in danger
OJ Simpson has warned that disgraced comic Bill Cosby will be in danger when he is behind bars in prison. As Simpson put it, "rapists are frowned upon in prison" and Cosby will need to be placed in protective custody.
As reported by the DailyMail, 81-year-old Cosby was taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility located outside Philadelphia Tuesday. A judge sentenced him to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand more than 10 years ago. Simpson was released from prison last October after he served nine years for an armed robbery and kidnapping.
Simpson said no warden would want the responsibility of looking out for Cosby because of the nature of his crime and also his old age. "They're gonna have to put him into protective custody because it takes one nut, ya know? The problem, the nature of the crime, rapists are frowned upon in prison. With his health and his age and the nature of his crime, there's not a warden in this country who wants the responsibility of looking after Bill Cosby," Simpson said.
Simpson also added that he was "sure there will be guys protecting him" inside the prison but he thinks "they should let him do his time under house arrest". "I always feel you gotta honor the jury's verdict whatever that is," he added.
It is reported that Cosby will be serving out his sentence at the SCI Phoenix in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. According to a spokeswoman for Montgomery County Jail, Cosby will be spending his first few days at the Montgomery County Jail. Once he arrives at SCI Phoenix, the prison staff will assess his physical, medical and security needs. It is also possible he will be in a long-term medical care unit.
While the prison might be a good one and new in terms of infrastructure, Cosby could have a hard time at the facility as inmates revealed to The Inquirer that they had "limited access to water" and also the state's most restricted telephone policy. The facility opened July 9 and many inmates complained that a lot of their belongings were defaced or stolen when inmates were transferred by the members of the Department of Corrections' Emergency Response Team into the new facility from the now shut down Graterford prison.
Some inmates claimed their personal pictures and photographs were drawn on and one inmate shared that a swastika was drawn on his brother's forehead and a penis on his son's mouth. Many have called the defacing and destruction of their property a "hate crime". Another inmate pointed out the lack of public seating in the new facility and the fact that the yard policy would result in them being locked up early if they left the outdoor areas to use the bathroom.