Even though Michael Cohen claimed in court that he'd been living in his own "personal and mental incarceration" while working for and admittedly lying for President Donald Trump, the three-year term he'll serve might be completed a bit easier than some believe.
In federal court Wednesday, US District Judge William Pauley signed off on Cohen's attorney's recommendation that he serve his 36-year prison sentence at FCI Otisville located approximately 70 miles northwest of New York City.
FCI Otisville has been viewed as a suitable option for inmates convicted of white-collar crimes. In 2009, Forbes named it one of "America's 10 cushiest prisons," CNN reports.
Even though Judge Pauley lent support for the prison recommendation, the US Bureau of Prisons ultimately will decide where Cohen serves his sentence. CNN shared that the Designation and Sentence Computation Center in Texas tries to send inmates to prison within a 500-mile radius of their residence, which FCI Otisville happens to be for Cohen.
The medium-security correctional institution serves men and currently has 840 inmates. It features a bocce ball area, weight area and cardio equipment, horseshoes, handball court, tennis area, baseball field, running and walking areas, and a basketball court. On the menu at the prison store are items such as "rib steak, gefilte fish, kugel, salmon, chorizo and smoked oysters."