Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, 67, was convicted of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual assault on February 24, 2020.

But instead of being taken to the North Infirmary Command at Rikers, for high profile inmates with health issues, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital and amidst speculation that he is faking his health issues, he was finally taken to Rikers on  March 5, after he underwent surgery to have a heart stent put in. 

Following his conviction, Weinstein had complained of high blood pressure and heart palpitations following which he was immediately transported to the hospital and had been there since then. Weinstein's lawyer Arthur Aidala had also visited him in the hospital and shared that his client was “not the picture of health” as apart from the heat issues, he was also dealing with an unsuccessful back surgery in December, following a car crash last summer, as well as constants shots in his eyes to forestall a condition that would cause blindness.  

After the surgery, he had departed for North Infirmary Command on March 5th at around 2 pm via an ambulance that was later spotted pulling up at the infamous prison with its emergency lights on. 

What will be Harvey Weinstein’s living conditions be like in Rikers?

Assigned an inmate number 06581138Z, he will be kept in the jail's North Infirmary Command - where sick inmates who require protection from other prisoners. 

As for the kind of cell or room will be in, North Infirmary Command inmates are mostly kept in bunk rooms along with 40 other patients and hospital machines to monitor vital signs.  But it is likely that Weinstein may get a private or semi-private cell of his own which will be double in size with his own television, shower, and a separate bathroom.  

But as per the people who have worked in this part of the building, the North Infirmary Command, located in the jail’s original hospital building isn’t what you would call a “good” accommodation. 

“It's not the cleanest,” said Malissa Allen, a mental health counselor at the infirmary. “It's a very old jail. A lot of people complain about the smell. It has the old basement smell.”

harvey weinstein Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to the New York Police Department's First Precinct after be served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney's office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. Kevin Hagen/Getty Images