The state of Pennsylvania’s Parole Board denied parole to 83-year-old Bill Cosby on Thursday, stating that he had failed to meet the requirements for parole set by the state.
The board said that Cosby had not developed a parole release plan and that he had not participated in and completed other programs including a “treatment program for sex offenders and violence prevention.” The department of corrections also gave him a negative recommendation.
Cosby got three to 10 years in state prison in 2018 after being convicted for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in his home outside Philadelphia.
He could get parole if he completes the necessary programs and gets a positive recommendation from the department of corrections.
A spokesperson for Cosby maintained his innocence and said the former comedian and television star was hoping the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would vacate his sentence because of procedural matters tied to his prosecution.
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