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Inside Cosby's Secret War Room: Jailbird Bill To File Emergency Appeal For House Arrest

Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:40 a.m. ET

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Bill Cosby may be behind bars serving up to 10 years in prison, but he hasn't given up on his freedom just yet.

An insider close to the 81-year-old jailbird claims his lawyers are planning to file an emergency motion for him to stay at his Pennsylvania home on house arrest during the sentencing appeal process, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.

"The lawyers will visit him daily in prison to discuss the appeal," the insider said.

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Cosby truly believes the appeal will be successful — and "he'll be home in no time," a separate source told Radar.

He thinks "the court won the battle, but the war has yet to begin,"

While Cosby's team fights to free him, he remains incarcerated at SCI Phoenix, a notoriously rough facility.

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections said he is being processed, and will meet with the medical, psychology and records departments.

"We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure Mr. Cosby's safety and general welfare in our institution," said Corrections Secretary John Wetzel in a statement to Radar. "The long-term goal is for him to be placed in the general population to receive the programming required during his incarceration."

As Radar extensively reported, Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison yesterday for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, 45, in 2004.

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About 60 other women have accused him of assault over decades.

His bail was revoked, and he was immediately whisked away to Montgomery County Jail, and later transferred to SCI Phoenix.

Cosby's defense fought hard to avoid prison time, claiming he's too old and blind to remain incarcerated. The judge ignored their pleas, deeming him a "sexually violent predator" who is likely to reoffend.

For more on Cosby's hell, keep reading Radar.

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