Harvey Weinstein who is in prison going through his 23-year sentence because of sexually harassing multiple women has been reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. It’s also been said that he has been kept in a special cell to maintain the distance from other inmates.
He was kept with 58 other inmates at Wende Correctional Facility on Rikers Island. It’s also been said that there has been a Coronavirus outbreak at Rikers Island and special arrangements have been made to keep Harvey Weinstein isolated.
According to a report in the Niagara Gazette, it started with two inmates being diagnosed with the symptoms of Coronavirus. Since then it’s been 21 inmates and 17 workers which are reported to have COVID-19.
It’s also been said that Harvey has not been yet informed about the result. A certain section of the audience isn’t happy about the luxurious treatment he’s getting behind the bars. Rosanna Arquette who was one of the abusers who exposed Harvey, tweeted, “Even in prison he got the privilege of getting tested. While so many are suffering and not able to. I hope that everyone will be safe and not spread this awful virus to others. It’s a terrible situation.”
According to New York Board of Corrections, “Significantly fewer people in jail will limit the spread of COVID-19 infection among people in custody and those who work in the jails, minimize the number of people in custody who will need medical care, decrease the density of housing areas for people who remain in jail, and allow New Yorkers to maintain connections with and support from their loved ones.”
It also reads, “The New York City Board of Correction, the independent oversight board for the City’s jail system, is calling on the City to work with all its criminal justice partners to: (1) immediately remove from jail all people at higher risk from COVID-19 infection; and (2) rapidly decrease the jail population,” reads the report.”