Harvey Weinstein moved to New York State prison

Harvey Weinstein is being transferred to New York State prison, following a two-day stay at Rikers Island.

Weinstein is headed to the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, N.Y., about 60 miles north of New York City, according to his spokesman.

Weinstein had been back-and-forth between the jail ward at Bellevue Hospital and Rikers’ medical unit since being found guilty of rape and sexual assault on Feb. 24. He was sentenced on March 11 to 23 years in prison.

His team has asked for him to be housed at Fishkill because it has a medical facility. Weinstein has suffered from heart problems and other ailments while in custody, and had a procedure to remove a blockage.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at criminal court on December 11, 2019 in New York City. Weinstein returned to court for a ruling on whether he will remain free on bail or if his bail will be raised to $5 million before his trial starts January 6 . (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Movie producer Harvey Weinstein departs from criminal court after a bail hearing on December 11, 2019 in New York City. Weinstein was in court for a ruling on whether he will remain free on bail or if his bail will be raised to $5 million before his trial starts January 6. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan Criminal Court, using a walker, following a hearing on December 11, 2019 in New York. - The once-powerful film producer, whose case sparked the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, appeared for a hearing, as his trial looms on January 6, 2010. The 67-year-old, who faces charges of rape and forcibly performing oral sex on a woman, has had his passport confiscated and wears an electronic tracking bracelet. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan Criminal Court, using a walker, following a hearing on December 11, 2019 in New York. - The once-powerful film producer, whose case sparked the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, appeared for a hearing, as his trial looms on January 6, 2010. The 67-year-old, who faces charges of rape and forcibly performing oral sex on a woman, has had his passport confiscated and wears an electronic tracking bracelet. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan Criminal Court, using a walker, following a hearing on December 11, 2019 in New York. - The once-powerful film producer, whose case sparked the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, appeared for a hearing, as his trial looms on January 6, 2010. The 67-year-old, who faces charges of rape and forcibly performing oral sex on a woman, has had his passport confiscated and wears an electronic tracking bracelet. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan Criminal Court using a walker, following a hearing on December 11, 2019 in New York. - The once-powerful film producer, whose case sparked the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, appeared for a hearing, as his trial looms on January 6, 2010. The 67-year-old, who faces charges of rape and forcibly performing oral sex on a woman, has had his passport confiscated and wears an electronic tracking bracelet. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan Criminal Court using a walker, following a hearing on December 11, 2019 in New York. - The once-powerful film producer, whose case sparked the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, appeared for a hearing, as his trial looms on January 6, 2010. The 67-year-old, who faces charges of rape and forcibly performing oral sex on a woman, has had his passport confiscated and wears an electronic tracking bracelet. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)
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It is not clear if he will remain at Fishkill or be transferred to another prison within the next few weeks.

The state prison system has suspended inmate visitation, except for “non contact” attorney visits, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Inmates are being given one free phone call per week and two free emails to make up for the elimination of visits.

Weinstein also faces four charges of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles. Last week, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said that it has begun the process of extraditing him to face those charges.

The first step would be to file a detainer with the prison facility where Weinstein is held. Los Angeles prosecutors would then have to get a court to approve a request for extradition.

However, the Los Angeles court system has been shut down for all but the most essential functions for the next month due to the coronavirus emergency. 

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