Bill Cosby: Disturbing New Details About His Possible Prison Sentence, Revealed

Bill Cosby has been publicly accused of drugging, raping, and sexually assaulting women since 2005. It’s been a long road to reach a conviction, but as of late April 2018, the comedian and actor was finally pronounced guilty. However, he’s still not in jail.

Read on for a look at the new details concerning Bill Cosby’s prison sentence, including its shocking possible duration (page 8) and a frustrating truth about his future life (page 9).

1. Bill Cosby is officially guilty

The comedian and actor was found guilty. | Mark Makela/Getty Images

Bill Cosby was officially found guilty on all three counts of assault, which means he could be spending up a long time in prison.

But, according to CNN, “legal experts said the 80-year-old certainly will spend less time than that behind bars, and there’s a very real possibility that he may not ever be incarcerated.”

Next: Cosby had an outburst in court after being pronounced guilty. 

2. His outburst in court

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) comes out of the Courthouse after the verdict in the retrial of his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on April 26, 2018. - Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of sexual assault by a US jury -- losing a years-long legal battle that was made tougher at retrial as the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. (Photo by Dominick Reuter / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Cosby had an outburst in court. | Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images

Shortly after Cosby’s conviction, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele asked Trial Judge Steven O’Neill to revoke Cosby’s bail and send him to jail immediately due to the fact that he has his own airplane and could potentially flee.

“He doesn’t have a plane, you a——!” screamed Cosby, unprompted.

Next: For the time being, he’s at his home. 

3. Right now, he’s at home

NORRISTOWN, PA - APRIL 19: Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after day fourteen of his sexual assault retrial on April 19, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

He’s currently confined to his own home. | Mark Makela/Getty Images

Instead of going straight to jail as Steele requested, Cosby is permitted to stay confined to his home for $1 million bail, until he is sentenced in 60 to 90 days. He’s only allowed to meet with his attorneys and doctors.

He’s also required to wear a GPS ankle bracelet so authorities know his whereabouts at all times.

Next: The judge’s reasoning

4. Why the judge didn’t lock him up right away

NORRISTOWN, PA - APRIL 26: Bill Cosby walks after it was announced a verdict is in at the Montgomery County Courthouse for day fourteen of his sexual assault retrial on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Here’s why the judge didn’t send him straight to jail. | Mark Makela/Getty Images

O’Neill was hesitant to send Cosby to jail immediately due to his age, the high bail, and the fact that he showed up to every court hearing.

“I’m not simply going to lock him up right now. You are making a very big deal of something where there is a very high bail and he has appeared at every appearance,” O’Neill said.

Next: Janice Dickinson speaks her mind

5. Janice Dickinson says he should have gone straight to jail

NORRISTOWN, PA - APRIL 12: Bill Cosby accuser model Janice Dickinson, 63, walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse after testifying on the fourth day of the sexual assault retrial on April 12, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

The model wants to see Bill Cosby in jail. | Mark Makela/Getty Images

Janice Dickinson, former model and judge on America’s Next Top Model, who says she was drugged and raped by Cosby over 30 years ago, says she won’t be happy until he’s in jail.

“I don’t feel vindicated yet. I want to know what the sentencing is,” Dickinson told People. “Well, they’re taking in the factor that he’s old. So what? He did it when he was young. Aging is a natural process. He should be in a cell.”

Next: Disgusting behavior in court

6. Laughing and smiling?

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby | AFP/Getty Images

Cosby displayed odious behavior in the courtroom during his sentencing. During the prosecution’s closing arguments, Cosby was allegedly smirking. Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden had this to say of his behavior, “He’s laughing like it’s funny. But there’s absolutely nothing funny about them being stripped of their capacity to consent.”

Next: A sign of change?

7. A beacon of hope

Bill Cosby wearing a tan collared shirt, with his hands out and speaking in an interview

Bill Cosby | ABC

The verdict was lauded by RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. In a statement they released, they wrote, “RAINN is pleased with the jury’s decision in this case. There are many forces that discourage victims from reporting these crimes. Let’s hope the legacy of this case is that victims feel empowered to come forward, knowing that it can truly make a difference in bringing perpetrators to justice.”

Next: How his defense team is planning on lessening the severity of his sentence

8. Why he may not get the full sentence

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves with his spokesman Andrew Wyatt after a pretrial hearing in the sexual assault trial against actor and comedian Bill Cosby at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on March 30, 2018<br />

Bill Cosby’s team is planning to appeal. | Dominick ReuterAFP/Getty Images

Cosby could spend up to 30 years in prison. But will he? According to CNN, Cosby’s defense team is planning on appealing the guilty verdict. But they’re doing so on the grounds that the trial jury was unfairly prejudiced due to the decision to let five other accusers testify.

“Cosby’s attorney, Tom Mesereau, will probably ask the court that his client be given home confinement during the appeal, which could take months or even years,” said CNN legal analyst Joey Jackson.

Next: The special treatment he’ll get in prison 

9. If he does go to prison, he’ll receive special treatment

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby won’t be treated like any other inmate. | Matt Rourke-Pool/Getty Images

According to Cinema Blend, if Cosby does make it to prison, he’s likely to receive special treatment due to his celebrity status, age, and blindness. This special assistance could include a fellow inmate who’s assigned to escort Cosby around throughout his daily routine.

He’d also receive a “trained peer support specialist,” who’d guide Cosby on his transition into prison life.

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Additional reporting by John Wolfe.