Cosby's health could require extra assistance in prison.
The uncertainty over the allegations that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted women during his career finally came to a close last week as the entertainer was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, and could be facing up to 30 years in prison as a result. However, Bill Cosby is currently 80 years old, which is not an easy age to have to adjust to prison life, so Cosby might be given some special assistance once he arrives.
According to TMZ, Cosby's age, blindness, and fame are all factors in considering what kind of assistance he'll require to function while in prison. The Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections provides services for inmates with special needs, including potentially having another inmate escort him around the prison during his daily routine. Depending on the severity of his condition, he also may be assigned to a special cell, where everything he needs is brought to his cell for him.
His fame could also be an issue among the general prison populace, and could potentially warrant additional security to protect him.
One of the jurors from his trial, Harrison Snyder, recently sat down with Good Morning America to discuss the trial, and what convinced the jury that he was guilty. According to Snyder, it was Cosby's deposition that convinced him, stating that he admitted to giving women quaaludes in order to have sex with them. He also mentions that he was not aware of what Cosby was on trial for when he was chosen for the jury, and that the case was far from "open-and-shut."
Watch the video of Snyder below.