Bill Cosby, now 83, grins in newly released prison mug shot

Posted at 4:35 AM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 04:35:38-04

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new prison mug shot shows Bill Cosby smiling with a disposable mask hanging off his face.

Such mug shot updates are routinely done in Pennsylvania prisons to document changes to inmates' appearance as they age.

The 83-year-old comedian's photo was taken Sept. 4. A later tweet from Cosby's verified account showed a picture of him on the telephone and sought to assure viewers that he was doing OK during the coronavirus pandemic.

He was convicted of sex assault and is serving a three- to 10-year term.

An appeal on two key issues in his case will be heard soon by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.