Wyatt continued, "In addition, Mr. Cosby is constantly in contact with the correction officers who could contract the disease on the outside and bring it inside the prison, potentially exposing Mr. Cosby to the virus".
"Prisons and jails around the country are becoming infested with coronavirus cases - and it's only a matter of time before Mr. Cosby's prison likely falls victim to the virus".
Bill Cosby's attorneys are afraid for the 82-year-old's heath, concerned that he will catch coronavirus while in prison for a sexual assault conviction. He can't go anywhere, he is elderly, he is blind. Wyatt says that Cosby should be able to stay under house arrest with an ankle bracelet - just like he did after he was convicted in 2018 before he was sentenced - and his wife can take care of him. "Let him do his time at home".
In New York, 300 inmates are set to be released from Rikers Island following a Tuesday announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is working to manage the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Cosby, 82, is now serving three to 10 years in prison after he was convicted in 2018 of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and now serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine.
Wyatt added he'd been informed that more than one prison officer at the facility had tested positive for the virus, sharing: "We are now preparing a motion to ask the court and the state to release Mr. Cosby from prison and place him under house arrest for the duration of his sentence". "Those inmates could fall victim to the coronavirus and easily spread the disease to Mr. Cosby as they wheel him around in a wheelchair".
Though Wyatt clarified that Cosby is in good health and hasn't been tested for the virus, he revealed that Cosby's attorneys are "considering filing a motion" that would allow the actor to return to his home and serve the rest of his sentence there.
Thoughts?...#BillCosby's team wants him OUT... Cosby's legal team doesn't want a test wasted on Cosby because he doesn't have symptoms, but their concern is that he is in a "really hard situation".
"Without immediate action, jails and prisons will be the epicenter of the pandemic", Nyssa Taylor, policy counsel for the ACLU of Pennsylvania, said a few days ago.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, no inmates within its system had tested positive for the coronavirus. Release them to what? "There's a bunch of considerations".