The letter, which indicated the board’s decision was rendered on May 11, said Cosby must “participate in and complete additional institutional programs.”
The board cited Cosby’s “failure to develop a parole release plan” and a “negative recommendation by the Department of Corrections” as factors that contributed to the decision.
The letter stated that at Cosby’s next interview with the board, it will review and consider whether he has successfully participated in and completed a treatment program for sex offenders and violence prevention.
Cosby, according to the letter, must maintain a “clear conduct record.”
Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for the disgraced actor, said the news of the denial wa no surprise to Cosby, his family, his friends and his legal team.
“Mr. Cosby has vehemently proclaimed his innocence and continues to deny all allegations made against him, as being false, without the sheer evidence of any proof. Today, Mr. Cosby continues to remain hopeful that the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will issue an opinion to vacate his conviction or warrant him a new trial,” Wyatt said in a statement to CNN on Thursday.
Cosby was convicted and sentenced in 2018 in the first high-profile celebrity criminal trial of the #MeToo era, following a 2017 mistrial.
CNN’s Eric Levenson contributed to this report.