NEW YORK (AFP) – Fallen film producer Harvey Weinstein, sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, was being transferred to a jail in northern New York state Wednesday (March 18).
Weinstein, who turns 68 on Thursday, has stayed at New York's Rikers Island prison and a Manhattan hospital, where he was treated for chest pains, since his sentencing on March 11.
The state's department of corrections said he had been transferred into its custody on Wednesday and that he had been assigned to the high-security Wende Correctional Facility.
The prison is near Buffalo, 560km north-west of New York City.
Weinstein will be held there while his physical and mental needs are assessed before the department decides in which prison he will serve out his sentence.
Weinstein's spokesman had earlier provided inaccurate information about which prison the ex-movie mogul was being taken to.
Weinstei was convicted in February of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree, while being cleared of predatory sexual assault charges.
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