Harvey Weinstein has left the notorious Rikers Island prison and is finally being transferred to a state prison.
The disgraced film mogul is being sent to the Downstate Correctional facility in Fishkill, New York.
The site is about 60 miles north of New York City and is the processing center for new inmates.
Weinstein could remain there or could be taken to another facility.
However Fishkill was one of the two places that his lawyers requested he serve his 23 year sentence.
Harvey Weinstein has left the Rikers Island prison and is finally being transferred to a state prison in New York, DailyMail.com can reveal
The disgraced movie mogul is being sent to the Downstate Correctional facility in Fishkill, New York, about 60 miles north of New York City (pictured)
Weinstein, 67, was found guilty of forcibly performing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping Jessica Mann, an aspiring actress.
Since his conviction on February 24 Weinstein has shuttled between Rikers and Bellevue Hospital because he has been experiencing palpitations and had high blood pressure.
He spent the last two days at Rikers before being taken to Fishkill, which houses 1,800 inmates.
The other facility that Weinstein could be taken to is the Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome.
Weinstein won’t be eligible for conditional release with good behavior until 2039, legal experts have said.
He faces four separate charges of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles where the district attorney has vowed to extradite him to face trial.
Fishkill has a range of programs that may be of benefit to Weinstein such as counseling and anger management services.
The prison is built on land originally bought for the construction of the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane which was constructed in 1892 – some of the buildings are still in use.
Weinstein likely chose it because it houses the Regional Medical Unit which can cater to his back problems, diabetes and eye issues for which he has to have regular injections.
Harvey Weinstein is seen leaving a Manhattan courthouse last week after being sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. He was later taken to hospital
Weinstein, 67, was found guilty of forcibly performing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi Haleyi (left) and raping Jessica Mann (right), an aspiring actress
Fishkill is also one of six prisons that takes part in the Puppies Behind Bars program, where inmates raise guide dogs and service dogs for wounded veterans.
Weinstein has already been accused of getting special treatment and not everyone has been happy at the prospect of him getting a place in the medical unit.
Jennifer Scaife, executive director of the nonprofit Correctional Association of New York, has said beds are usually for inmates recovering from surgery or about to die.
She told the New York Post: ‘If he’s able to get placed directly into a regional unit, it will be frankly because of his wealth and influence’.
Should Weinstein stay at Fishkill he will be in a facility that previous inmates have described as decrepit and dangerous.
Prisoner advocates say it is a place where guards routinely abused inmates and in 2015 Samuel Harrell, 30, was killed in what an autopsy said was a homicide.
Should Weinstein stay at Fishkill he will be in a facility that previous inmates have described as decrepit and dangerous
Reports said that Harrell had been beaten by up to 20 guards known as the ‘Beat Up Squad’ before being thrown down a staircase.
In 2013 another prisoner, Kevin Moore, was beaten so badly by guards that he took two months to recover.
Ex inmate Daniel Genis wrote on Vice that Fishkill was a ‘very easy place to get on ‘chemical handcuffs’.
He wrote that the ‘compound was full of ”droolers” – men visibly incapacitated by haldol or lithium’.
Genis also talked about the ‘Beat Up Squad’ and said that they ‘function as a platoon’ and were used to taking down prisoners who had overdosed on synthetic drug K2, the use of which is rampant within the prison.