Michael Cohen‘s possible home for the next three years has all the essentials for a New York lawyer: a law library, an extensive kosher menu, and pizza.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, it has been recommended that Cohen serve his three-year prison term at FCI Otisville, which is located about 70 miles northwest of New York City.
Otisville is a preferred destination for people convicted of white collar crimes and, according to Forbes, it is one of “America’s 10 cushiest prisons.”
The FCI Otisville Inmate Handbook says Cohen will have access to a law library.
“This facility makes every effort to provide inmates reasonable access to legal materials,” the handbook states. “While at this institution, you will have sufficient opportunities to prepare any legal documents you need.”
Cohen will also have access to “typewriters, legal papers, and many of the necessary legal forms.” There is also a copy machine in the leisure library and “photocopy vending credits” can be purchased from the commissary.
Speaking of the commissary, Cohen will have the ability to purchase a slew of different items. Because of New York’s large Jewish population, there are a lot of kosher items available, including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, and rugelach.
Cohen can also make his own pizza — a “pizza kit,” pepperoni, a mozzarella block, and marinara sauce are all available — but he only has access to a microwave oven (“They MUST be cleaned after each use”).
Town Hall Meetings take place monthly “to discuss and disseminate information and to receive feedback from the unit population.”
It’s not a lock Michael Cohen will end up at Otisville — ultimately, the final determination lies with the Bureau of Prisons.
Cohen will begin serving time on March 6, 2019.