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Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Prison

Rae Batchelor 23 Mar 2020

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinsten was recently convicted of first degree criminal acts and third degree sexual assault charges.

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Weinstein, 68, was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Weinstein's defense had previously asked for a short sentence given Weinstein's poor health and advanced age, saying any sentence above five years "is likely to constitute a de facto life sentence."

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It has now been confirmed that Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus while in prison.

Michael Powers, the president of New York's Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association has confirmed that Weinstein has been placed in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility.

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Weinstein had previously been held at Rikers Island jail, but recently was transferred to Wende.

Weinstein was transferred on March 18th to the facility, where Powers had stated the corrections officers had lacked proper protective equipment.

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Powers said that he learned the test had come back positive on Sunday morning.

Powers also stated that several staff members who had interacted with Weinstein have now been quarantined.

Weinstein and his legal representatives have not made a public statement at the time of publication.

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