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World Harvey Weinstein moved to maximum security prison in upstate N.Y

03:51  19 march  2020
03:51  19 march  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein entered a maximum security prison in upstate New York on Wednesday to begin serving his 23-year rape and sexual assault sentence. He will remain there "throughout the classification process," a New York State Department of Corrections official told CNBC.

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Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday was transferred to a maximum security prison in upstate New York to serve a 23-year sentence for sexual assault and rape.

Weinstein, 67, was taken to the Wende Correctional Facility, located in Alden, east of Buffalo, according to the New York state Department of Corrections website.

Weinstein's earliest release date is Nov. 9, 2039, according to the website.

Weinstein, once one of Hollywood's most influential men, was found guilty on Feb. 24 by a Manhattan jury of sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping a former aspiring actress. His conviction was hailed as a victory for the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct by powerful men.

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Harvey Weinstein is being transferred to New York State prison , following a two-day stay at Rikers Island. Weinstein is headed to the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, N . Y ., about Inmates are being given one free phone call per week and two free emails to make up for the elimination of visits.

Jessica Mann, center, leaving a Manhattan courtroom after Harvey Weinstein ’s sentencing on Wednesday.Credit Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times.

Prosecutors portrayed Weinstein as a serial predator who had manipulated women with promises of career advancement in Hollywood, coaxing them to hotel rooms or private apartments and then overpowering and violently attacking them.

More than 100 women, including famous actresses, accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct stretching back decades. He has denied the allegations, saying any sex was consensual.

Weinstein faces separate sexual assault charges in Los Angeles.

After his sentencing on March 11, Weinstein was taken to New York's Rikers Island jail. Hours later, he was transported to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for ongoing heart problems, but was sent back to Rikers earlier this week, his spokesman Juda Engelmayer said.

The defence expects to file an appeal in July.

Mark David Chapman, who murdered Beatle John Lennon in 1980, served some of his time at Wende Correctional Facility, as did Robert Chambers, dubbed the "Preppie killer," who strangled 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in New York City’s Central Park in 1986.

The prison has sex offender treatment programs, according to the Department of Corrections website.

Weinstein won an Academy Award for producing "Shakespeare in Love" and was responsible for other acclaimed films including "Pulp Fiction," "The English Patient" and "Gangs of New York." He turns 68 on Thursday.

Former prison guard Michael Asker faces being jailed alongside the people he used to guard .
A former South Australian prison guard smuggled drugs and glue — used to conceal contraband in cereal boxes — into a high-security jail because of a "misguided loyalty to prisoners", a court has heard.Michael Charles Asker, 66, will be sentenced in the District Court in May after pleading guilty to one count of bribery.

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