Bill Cosby spends first night in state prison

The Department of Corrections provided details of Cosby's incarceration Wednesday, one day after the 81-year-old comedian was sentenced to three to 10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home almost 15 years ago.

Comedian Bill Cosby is taken into custody in handcuffs at Montgomery County Courthouse on September 25, 2018, in Norristown, Penn.

SCI Phoenix is a maximum security, 3,830-bed, handicap-accessible prison which began operating earlier this year.

Pool via Getty Images Bill Cosby and publicist Andrew Wyatt at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Monday.

Bill Cosby spent his first night behind bars at a new state prison in Montgomery County. He was also given a few basics when he arrived, including a uniform, toiletries, linens, towels and state-issued boots, the Department of Corrections said.

He will be held in a single cell next to the infirmary. He will be allowed phone calls and visitation in accordance with policy, as well as opportunity to exercise during the classification process.

Wetzel says the prison is "taking all of the necessary precautions" to ensure Cosby's safety.

Cosby will serve his time at SCI Phoenix, about 20 miles from his gated estate. Cosby famously appeared in a number of Jell-O commercials in the 1980s and 1990s, and he was served a half cup of the pudding for the dessert portion of his meal, which also included baked meatballs and rice, green beans, as well as mashed potatoes and gravy. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual, and his lawyers branded her a "con artist" who framed the comedian to get a big payday - a $3.4 million settlement she received over a decade ago. "Instead of being able to run, jump and pretty much do anything I wanted physically, during the assault I was paralyzed and completely helpless", she recalled. Simpson was the most famous prisoner in America. There are also varying degrees of medical facilities across the system.

Really dude? Really? You're comparing serial rapist Bill Cosby to Jesus H. Christ?

"Incarceration would impose excessive hardship on him given his disability and his age", attorney Joseph P. Green said.

Worden said Cosby's situation wouldn't be different from other inmates.

The sentencing comes after Constand's victim statement was released earlier today, where she wrote that "Bill Cosby took my attractive, healthy young spirit and crushed it".

Inmate dining facilities are seen in the West section of the State Correctional Institution. "He'll be treated like other inmates", Worden said.

"They took my cane, tie and shoelaces because they think I will harm myself", he reportedly said. He could eventually be sent to a state prison that has separate units for geriatric prisoners and programs for sex offenders.

The prison is staffed by 1,200 full-time employees and features 164 acreage inside its double ring of razor wire fences and a 1.5mile perimeter.

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