Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

Harvey Weinstein in Isolated Custody After Contracting Coronavirus

Harvey Weinstein is currently being held in isolated custody after two inmates at the Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County, New York, east of Buffalo, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Michael Powers, the president of the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association said in a statement , “I do know that he’s in isolation.”

But Weinstein’s camp is still not confirming a local media report that he’s tested positive himself for the virus.

A spokesperson for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said the agency does not comment on individual prisoners, but confirmed that two individuals at the Wende facility have tested positive.

Weinstein, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison on March 11, was transferred to the maximum-security facility from the infirmary at the Rikers Island prison on Wednesday.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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