O.J. Simpson, the former National Football League player, said he is concerned that Bill Cosby will be attacked in prison, saying that the elderly Cosby should serve time under house arrest.
Reportedly he will under monthly counselling and will be identified, registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life. In addition to this, Cosby has also been termed as a sexually violent predator.
The prison is brand new after opening in July and can house up to 3,830 inmates. Officials though have said they would like to shift him into the general population.
He added: "I'm sure there will be guys protecting him but they're gonna have to put him in protective custody ... because it takes one nut, ya know?"
Bill Cosby LAUGHS in court after prison sentence handed down
In a statement issued after the sentence was handed down, Cosby's wife, Camille, claimed that a phone recording played at trial was doctored.
"This is the most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States", Wyatt told reporters.
The 81-year-old's lawyers had asked for house arrest, saying the legally blind entertainer was too old to do time behind bars. He also expressed of compassion to any warden tasked with keeping Bill Cosby alive during his jail sentence, giving the precarious nature of his charges. "Dr. Cosby has been one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the United States over the last 50 years".
He went on to accuse the prosecution and even the judge of conspiring to produce "falsified evidence" against Cosby. The real sex war is the one that women are struggling to wage against the powerful men who abuse them, and the systems and culture in place that place more importance on a man's reputation and future than on that of their victims.
Steele said Cosby could be sent to Laurel Highlands, a state prison for lower-risk inmates on the other side of the state, about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.