Comedian Bill Cosby has been moved from a special housing unit to the general population to serve his three to 10 years.
Not that I want to defend Cosby’s actions as I believe they were extremely harmful, criminal and malicious. There are many thousands of versions of Bill Cosby everybody has a unique version of him.
The TV and comedic version was funny and he played a pretty prominent role model for Black Americans. I can remember laughing so hard as a young boy to the Chicken Heart that ate New York City. Unfortunately, because of the fame and power we gave him, as a society, he chose to abuse it and take advantage of people with his fame and fortune.
Inmates there can spend several hours a day in the gym or exercise yard, and other time in the library, classroom, day room or visiting area. They have a sink and toilet in their cells, and are allowed to keep a TV or tablet there if they buy them.
Inmates at Phoenix are awakened at 6 a.m. and back in their cells by 8:45 p.m. The prison conducts seven head counts each day, Worden said.
Cosby, a Philadelphia native, rose to fame in the 1960s as the first black actor to star in a primetime television drama with the hit show, “I Spy.” He became known as “America’s Dad” for his portrayal of family man Cliff Huxtable on the top-ranked “Cosby Show” from 1984 to 1992.
Dozens of women have accused him of sexual assault or misconduct over a 50-year span, including five who testified at his retrial last year. Cosby and his lawyers and agents have repeatedly called the encounters consensual.
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Cosby will enter the general population as a legally blind disabled inmate. He will have other inmates help him due to his disability and age. What a sad story. I think of the slightly altered phrase, “I’m not a nice guy. I just play one on TV.” He was beloved and admired but his conduct with women was reprehensible.
He didn’t kill anybody and I am sure he will now pay the price. Remember, his son was murdered by evil people on the streets of Los Angeles. The current version of Bill Cosby makes me sad. He made many mistakes, but he is human, a sick one, but human and no one is perfect.
I’m sure in hindsight he would choose a different path. We can all take away from the tragic life lesson and be better versions of ourselves, just my humble opinion.