Powers did note that the union has asked state corrections officials to suspend all non essential inmate transfers from one state facility to another to avoid the spread of coronavirus, during the global pandemic. That's according to unnamed sources who spoke to The Niagara Gazette and Deadline.
The Niagara Gazette report cites "officials connected to the state prison system", as their sources who say Weinstein has tested positive for the virus, but spoke to the paper anonymously, since they were not authorised to speak on Weinstein's condition. However, Harvey Weinstein's spokesperson has not confirmed the news of him testing positive for the awful virus. However, corrections officials wouldn't identify either inmate by name or comment on their medical records.
The Niagara Gazette, a local newspaper in upstate NY, reported that Weinstein had tested positive for the highly contagious virus earlier Sunday, citing anonymous officials.
A lawyer for Weinstein said on Sunday night that his legal team had not been notified of the coronavirus diagnosis.
We reached out to Weinstein's attorney in Chicago Sunday afternoon. Weinstein was recently transferred to the prison east of Buffalo from New York City's Rikers Island. "I can't tell you what I don't know".
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Weinstein faced a maximum possible sentence of 29 years, after a jury determined that Weinstein forced a sex act on former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raped former actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
Dozens of other women claimed Weinstein engaged in sexual misconduct.
The reality - Weinstein is among the most at risk for serious symptoms. Weinstein had been in and out of the hospital leading up to trial and between conviction and sentencing.
It isn't clear if he contracted the deadly virus while at Wende or Rikers, or during one of two stays at NYC's Bellevue hospital, where he was treated for high blood pressure and chest pains.