Bill Cosby arrives at SCI Phoenix to begin prison term

Bill Cosby appears in court on Sept. 25. More

The salary range for inmates within this sector of the industrial prison complex range between 19 to 45 cents per hour, a far cry from his combine bi-annual salary of $86 million in 1986 and 1987, at the height of the Cosby Show and his stand-up run.

It opened in 1996 and now holds almost 1,600 inmates.

William Henry "Bill" Cosby needs no introduction.

Bill Cosby is now at the prison he will call home for 3 to 10 years.

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel has described it as a "21st century institution with advanced security features, environmentally efficient infrastructure and modern work and housing spaces".

Reportedly, Cosby's family is intending to appeal his conviction on three counts of aggravated sexual assault. He is one of Hollywood's most renowned comedian, actor, musician and author.

The judge, prosecutor and jury saw it differently.

"That one is front and center because he didn't rule that way on the initial trial", Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson said. "And no one should be treated disproportionately because of who they are, where they live, or even their wealth, celebrity or philanthropy", Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill said in sentencing Cosby to an above-average sentence.

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.

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The biggest difference from the first trial - which ended in a mistrial - was O'Neill's decision to let jurors hear from five other women who say Cosby had also drugged and violated them.

Judge Steven O'Neill has presided over the case for almost three years.

Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" that Constand gave her strength as she went through the hard process of prosecuting Cosby. A resulting settlement did not end the pain, but as dozens more women came forward with more accusations, she says she knew "I had to testify" in the criminal trial.

Women's advocates hailed Cosby's sentence as a landmark #MeToo moment.

Cosby was immediately taken into custody in handcuffs.

Arguing against the designation, the defence said that the former TV star - who is legally blind and uses a cane to get around - was unlikely to commit another crime because of his advanced age and physical condition and because, according to his legal team, there hadn't been another incident of molestation in the 14 years since his encounter with Constand.

Cosby must serve the minimum of three years before becoming eligible for parole.

In addition, Cosby was fined $25,000 and denied bail while appealing the sexual assault conviction. The judge says Cosby could still drug people to override their lack of consent to sexual activity.

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