Harvey Weinstein turns 68 in prison and gets information about sexual abuse and suicide prevention

Harvey Weinstein turns 68 in prison and gets information about sexual abuse and suicide prevention

Harvey Weinstein spends 68th birthday in prison and is given a pamphlet about sex abuse behind bars and video about preventing prison suicide

  • Disgraced film mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein spent his 68th birthday in a maximum security prison in upstate New York on Thursday
  • Weinstein is being held at the Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in Alden, New York, near Buffalo, where he was moved on Wednesday
  • On his first full day, which was his birthday, he was given a pamphlet on sexual abuse behind bars and video about suicide prevention while incarcerated
  • Such items are routinely given to new inmates like Weinstein, who was convicted on February 24 for sex crimes in New York in a landmark #MeToo case
  • Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison and will not be eligible for parole for two decades, which could potentially mean he will die incarcerated

Disgraced film mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein spent his 68th birthday Thursday after arriving in a maximum security prison in upstate New York and was given informational materials about surviving sexual abuse behind bars and prison suicide prevention.

Weinstein had arrived at the Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in in Alden, New York, a day earlier after a brief stay at Rikers Island, the principal jail in New York City.

The former film producer and Oscar winner, who is in poor health, was taken to Rikers Island after he was treated at Bellevue Hospital following his February 26 conviction for sex crimes in a landmark #metoo case. 

Disgraced film mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein spent his 68th birthday Thursday in a prison in upstate New York. He is pictured arriving in Manhattan Criminal Court two days before his February 26 conviction for sex crimes

Disgraced film mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein spent his 68th birthday Thursday in a prison in upstate New York. He is pictured arriving in Manhattan Criminal Court two days before his February 26 conviction for sex crimes

Weinstein, who is in poor health, had a brief stay in Rikers Island, the main prison in New York, after he was treated at Bellevue Hospital following his conviction in a landmark #MeToo case

Weinstein, who is in poor health, had a brief stay in Rikers Island, the main prison in New York, after he was treated at Bellevue Hospital following his conviction in a landmark #MeToo case

After Rikers, Weinstein was taken to the Wende Correctional Facility, in Alden, New York, where on his first full day, also his 68th birthday, he was given informational materials about surviving sexual abuse behind bars and prison suicide prevention

After Rikers, Weinstein was taken to the Wende Correctional Facility, in Alden, New York, where on his first full day, also his 68th birthday, he was given informational materials about surviving sexual abuse behind bars and prison suicide prevention

He is currently serving a 23 year prison sentence with no chance of parole for at least 20 of those years, which means he will likely be in prison for the rest of his life.

On his first full day at Wende, which also was his birthday, correctional officers presented Weinstein a sexual abuse pamphlet called ‘The Prevention of Sexual Abuse in Prison; What Inmates Need to Know,’ as required by a state corrections directive, the New York Post reports. 

Correctional officers presented Weinstein a sexual abuse pamphlet called 'The Prevention of Sexual Abuse in Prison; What Inmates Need to Know,' as required by a state corrections directive. The pamphlet is pictured

Correctional officers presented Weinstein a sexual abuse pamphlet called ‘The Prevention of Sexual Abuse in Prison; What Inmates Need to Know,’ as required by a state corrections directive. The pamphlet is pictured

He then was to undergo an assessment to determine if he faces a ‘risk of being sexually abused by other inmates’.

He also was to be evaluated to determine whether he could be ‘sexually abusive toward other inmates’, according to the directive.

Weinstein was then shown a video about how prisoners should avoid considering death by suicide while behind bars.

Prisoners are intended to keep the video, ‘Suicide Prevention for People in Prison’, with them for the remainder of their stay.

Weinstein’s prison consultant, Craig Rothfeld, told the Post that Weinstein may currently be lodged in a medical unit at the prison because of his poor health and the threat of the coronavirus outbreak.

‘(The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision) is doing their best effort to protect inmates and not bring in COVID-19. Wende has no confirmed cases at the moment,’ Rothfeld said.

 

 

Published at Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:43:00 +0000

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