Bill Cosby will continue to serve his prison sentence after he has been denied release from his post.
Bill Cosby will need to spend more time at SCI – Phoenix in Pennsylvania. So far, he has already served more than two years of his original sentence following the crimes he done against Andrea Constand.
The disgraced actor drugged and molested the victim who he met at Temple University’s basketball program.
In pursuit of cutting his time short, the board held a parole hearing on May 11. The result came out not in favor of the comedian. The board detailed that Cosby had not met the requirements for a possible release from prison yet.
Furthermore, the 83-year-old, reportedly, failed to create a parole release plan. Still, they advised him to participate and complete the programs that are part of his stay to be eligible for parole.
What are the other requirements Bill Cosby needs to meet
Apart from the aforementioned demands, Cosby received a list of the things he should do during his stay.
The department of corrections gave out a negative recommendation. In the next parole hearing, the board will review again whether or not he learned something from the treatment program for sex offenders.
According to Fox News, he needed to win a favorable recommendation from the department of corrections. Following that, the board will look into his records to determine if he has clear conduct throughout his incarceration.
Family not surprised
While Cosby himself wants to be freed already, he and his family are, reportedly, not surprised by the parole result.
Per his representatives, their client already received a memo which he has not followed yet.
“It was brought to our attention by Mr. Cosby that over the past months, members of the PA State Parole Board had met with him and empathically stated, ‘if he did not participate in SVP [Sexual Violate Predator] courses that his parole would be denied,’” the statement went on.
They also noted how Cosby continuously defended his innocence and denied the allegations he has been receiving.
Despite that, the actor expressed how hopeful he is that the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will release reconsideration.
Aside from Constand, dozens of women also revealed that they have been sexually assaulted by the actor. The courts convicted him in 2018 after the first known incident in 2004.
As of the writing, the schedule for the next parole remains unknown.
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