Harvey Weinstein ‘has a whole floor to himself at Rikers where he is under 24 hour surveillance to protect him from other inmates’ ahead of sentencing

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Harvey Weinstein has a whole floor to himself at Rikers Island where he is under 24 hour surveillance to protect him from other inmates, according to reports.

The 67-year-old was convicted of third degree rape and criminal sexual assault on February 24 and was moved to the notorious prison after undergoing a four-hour heart surgery last week.

He is now being held in isolation on the sixth floor of the main building of the North Infirmary Command, TMZ reports. The space is said to have room for 30 beds.

Weinstein is said to be under the watchful eye of medics and is being regularly checked on by guards amid concerns he could harm himself. He said to enjoy regular inmate privileges including one hour of recreation, library access and three meals a day.

The shamed movie producer had been due to immediately go to the North Infirmary Command at Rikers, which is for high profile inmates and inmates with health issues, when he was diverted to Bellevue hospital after the guilty verdict.

He is set to be sentenced on Wednesday. New York prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday he should get a sentence that reflects not only his conviction for sexually assaulting two women, but a ‘lifetime of abuse towards others’. Weinstein had complained of high blood pressure and heart palpitations following his guilty verdict.

A source close to him confirmed to DailyMail.com on Thursday that he underwent a four-hour surgery on Wednesday night to have the stent put in and that he […]

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