Still, legal experts say, Cosby faces long odds of winning on appeal.
About 20 minutes later, the judge returned and said bail was not appropriate.
-Because of his age, Cosby - who is also legally blind - may be transferred to SCI Laurel Highlands in Somerset County.
On how Cosby is doing: "Mr. Cosby knows that God is watching over him".
Cosby, once revered as "America's Dad" for his role as wise, kind Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", arrived at SCI Phoenix on Tuesday to a new label: Inmate No. NN7687.
Cosby got one of the 3,830 beds to start serving his three to 10 years for sexual assault.
Cosby's lawyers face a hard burden in convincing an appellate court to second-guess O'Neill's decision, experts told Reuters. The media circus that ensued included character attacks on her and her family, while a 2005 civil case forced her to relive the horrifying event.
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Cosby is also free to bring a personal tablet for music or games but wouldn't have internet access, corrections spokeswoman Amy Worden said.
The newly-dubbed "sexually violent predator" will not be required to shell out the salaries for those who worked the case, and the DA's office is not seeking any reimbursement for his 2017 mistrial, officials said.
Wesley Oliver, director of the criminal justice program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, said the defense would likely question why O'Neill changed his mind.
Cosby's lawyers are vowing to appeal his conviction, and they've already outlined some potential issues - from Judge Steven O'Neill's weighty decision to let five additional accusers testify at Cosby's retrial to new allegations that prosecutors used a doctored tape as evidence.
"If Bill Cosby raped and drugged any of you Women/ Men that I've been seeing on the Internet standing up for this RAPIST or your mamas you would be scared to say something too Because you would assume that no one would believe you".
Cosby's first trial, which took place in June 2017, ended in mistrial after a panel of jurors were unable to unanimously agree on a verdict.
Cosby's name will appear on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools and victims.