If he is housed at a medical unit at Rikers after his stay at the hospital, Weinstein — who, friends have said, is terrified of being behind bars — could end up in a double-size, private cell, a former city jail official said, with his own television, shower and bathroom and possibly a phone, too.
“It’s like a little hotel, like your own little apartment,” the former official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to protect future employment. “You have everything you need. It’s very isolated. It’s a way to guarantee his safety.”
After his conviction Monday, Weinstein’s lawyer asked the trial judge to recommend he be sent to a medical facility, and the judge said he had no objection, saying the decision was up to jail officials. But he expected Weinstein to be held in “something close to protective custody.”