Cosby has several avenues to appeal conviction

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Bill Cosby has several avenues of appeal if he hopes to get out of prison.

The 81-year-old comedian spent the first night of his three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault alone in a single cell near the infirmary at SCI Phoenix, a new state lock up outside Philadelphia.

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Cosby’s lawyers, meanwhile, are working to get him out of there.

They’ve vowed to appeal his conviction and have already outlined some potential issues, including Judge Steven O’Neill’s decision to let five additional accusers testify and new allegations that prosecutors used a doctored tape as evidence.

Cosby, once revered as “America’s Dad,” arrived at SCI Phoenix on Tuesday to a new label: Inmate No. NN7687. The facility is a mere 20 miles from the gated mansion where, a jury found, he drugged and molested Andrea Constand in 2004.

Barring a successful appeal, it could be his home for a while.