Movie Producer in Prison – level 2

24-03-2020 07:00

Harvey Weinstein was a movie producer in Hollywood. Several women accused him of criminal sexual acts. Last month, a court in New York sentenced Weinstein to 23 years in prison.

This week, authorities moved him from New York to a maximum-security prison near Buffalo.

This prison has a high level of security, and the most dangerous prisoners stay there. It is not clear how long Weinstein will stay there. Authorities must choose a new prison for him. They must consider his health and safety.

Weinstein´s spokesperson said that the decision to move him to another prison was very strict. Weinstein´s lawyers want to ask a court to look again at his case and to change the verdict.

Difficult words: accuse (to say that somebody did something wrong), sentence (to decide officially what a punishment will be when somebody does something wrong), verdict (the court´s decision).

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