Quotes, reaction to Cosby's sentence of 3-10 years in prison

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Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced to time behind bars on September 25, 2018, and his reaction to the news was shocking.

Correction officials will assess Cosby's needs and safety issues in the coming days to determine whether he will remain at SCI Phoenix.

Cosby is now in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' Phoenix location, in Collegeville, Pa. Supermodel Janice Dickinson, who'd previously accused Cosby of drugging and raping her in 1992, reportedly laughed after Judge O'Neill delivered Cosby's prison sentence.

Cosby will be required to register as a sex offender with Pennsylvania police and will receive mandatory counseling each month for the rest of his life.

After leaving the courthouse in Norristown, Pa., in handcuffs Tuesday afternoon, Cosby was transported to the Montgomery County Jail in Lower Providence Township.

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Cosby's lawyers are also likely to renew their argument that former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor promised Cosby in 2005 he would not be prosecuted if he agreed to sit for a deposition in Constand's civil case against him.

Ms Constand, 45, said in a written statement submitted to the court on Monday that the attack had turned her into a woman who was "stuck in a holding pattern for most of her adult life, unable to heal fully or to move forward".

During the sentencing hearing, which began on Monday in the US, Judge O'Neill heard from both the defense and the prosecution, as well as testimony and victim impact statements from the women, who have accused Cosby.

"With his health and his age and the nature of the crime, there's not a warden in this country wants the responsibility of a Bill Cosby", Simpson said.

Cosby's lawyers had argued that he should stay out of prison because he is 81 and legally blind. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual, and his lawyers branded her a "con artist" who framed the comedian to get a big payday - a $3.4 million settlement she received over a decade ago.

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Simpson, who was acquitted of murdering his wife, Nicole, and her friend Ron Goldman, said the disgraced TV star would be better suited to house arrest.

The prison also offers basic adult education and vocational classes including barbering, custodial maintenance, and carpentry.

If Cosby is deemed at risk because of his celebrity or as a risk to others, he'd be held in solitary confinement, spending most of the day alone in his cell.

The state prison system has geriatric inmates, and most of their prisons are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The deposition, in which Cosby acknowledged giving sedatives to young women, was unsealed a decade later, and prosecutors cited it as a crucial piece of evidence when they brought criminal charges.

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Feden said justice was finally served for Constand as Cosby went away to prison.