Bill Cosby‘s not going to get treated like any other prisoner if he ends up getting locked up for his sexual assault conviction … but it’s mostly because of his health and security.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections provides a wide range of services for inmates with special needs, including those who are in wheelchairs or blind — like Cosby.
We’re told some assistance Cosby could receive includes a fellow inmate escorting him around the prison for his daily routine, or — if his health is bad enough — he could be assigned to a special needs cell … where daily essentials are brought to him.
Our sources say, due to his age and the fact he would be a prison first-timer, Cosby might also get aid from one or more of the DOC’s 500 trained peer support specialists … who serve as guides during the tough acclimation to prison life.
We’re also told, if he ends up in prison custody, officials will evaluate Cosby’s needs … including whether or not his celeb status warrants additional security measures.
As we reported … Cosby was found guilty of 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault and is looking at a max of 10 years for each charge.