Bill Cosby’s lawyers want him released from jail amid coronavirus pandemic -

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...Bill Cosby's lawyers are filing a motion to get him released from his Pennsylvania jail and put on house arrest amid reports that at least one prison officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

...The move by Cosby's lawyers comes as the Trump administration considers the release of some federal prisoners in an attempt to reduce the risk of a larger outbreak of coronavirus in the nation's prison system.

..."Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt told Page Six,"We believe it is only a matter of time before Mr. Cosby's prison likely falls victim to the virus, such a confined space is the perfect place for a virus to spread rapidly, it is hazardous to the prison staff and vulnerable inmates.

..."He continued,"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.

...President Trump on Sunday acknowledged the potential vulnerability of elderly inmates, saying the administration was weighing a move to release "Totally nonviolent prisoners" or put them on house arrest to avoid coronavirus outbreaks in federal prisons and protect prison staff.

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