By George Day • 19 March 2020 • 12:47
Harvey Weinstein has been transferred to a maximum security prison in upstate New York, where John Lennon’s killer also resides.
The convicted producer was initially being held at the notorious Rikers Island prison after a stay in hospital. Weinstein had chest pains following his 23 year sentencing.
Following his conviction, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital and had a procedure to implant a stent to remove a blockage, and he returned to Bellevue once more after he was sentenced.
Now, the 68-year-old has been assigned to the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York, a New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has confirmed.
The jail holds more than 950 inmates, with Mark David Chapman – who was convicted of murdering The Beatles legend John Lennon – currently inside.
Weinstein will remain at Wende for an ‘undetermined period of time’ while authorities decided which facility meets his ‘security, medical, mental health and other needs.’
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