Bill Cosby could still work a room in the clink, but it won’t be in any comedic capacity — mostly just in kitchen duty and stitching s*** up for pennies … TMZ has learned.
A Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections official tells us, if Cosby wants to, he can go right to work if there are positions available. While working isn’t mandatory, Cosby certainly has a lot of ways to make up to nearly half a buck an hour.
Just a few examples of what he could do … maintenance (inside or outside), kitchen work, assisting infirm inmates or working in garment factories. We’re told that if Cosby was placed in any of these departments … he’d work a job that’d accommodate his legal blindness. In other words … he probably won’t slop gruel on trays.
Salaries for these gigs range from $0.19 to $0.45 per hour — just a slight dip from when he was crowned the world’s highest-paid actor, reportedly earning a total of $84 million in 1986 and 1987 … and millions more he raked in when it eventually went into syndication.
As we reported … Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to ten years in a state prison after being convicted of sexual assault. He was taken into custody immediately, and eventually posed for a very sad mug shot. It’s unclear where exactly he’ll ultimately serve his sentence … but his first meal behind bars featured a snack he was very familiar with.
A couple other notes about his prison stint — Bill will likely be housed with other inmates, unless there’s some sort of gang affiliates