Posted July 16, 2013

Sheriff details Aaron Hernandez’s life behind bars: ‘This is not the Ritz’

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Aaron Hernandez life in jail includes being locked in a cell for 21 hours a day.  (Getty Images)

Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez’s life in jail includes being locked in a cell for 21 hours a day. (Getty Images)

These days former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is not No. 81 as he was known in his first three seasons with the team. Now he is Inmate No. 174594, charged with the first-degree murder of acquaintance Odin Lloyd on June 17 and five additional weapons charges.

The Boston Globe reported on how Hernandez’s life behind bars at the Bristol County House of Correction include being allowed to leave his cell three times per day, for an hour each time.  He can make collect calls in the morning, can take a hot shower in a narrow stall and is kept away from other inmates because of his high profile.

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Hernandez is locked in a 7-foot-by-10-foot single cell for 21 hours a day without air conditioning, a television, or a weight room. “This is not the Ritz,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson.

Hodgson said he’s met with Hernandez twice since he’s been locked up. “(Hernandez) said, ‘I’m fine,”’ Hodgson added. “He’s basically adapting.”

More from the Globe:

According to the no-nonsense sheriff, Hernandez has been a model prisoner. “He’s been nothing but perfect,” said Hodgson. “I met with him when he first came in to lay the rules out. I said, ‘Here’s the deal. You won’t be treated any better or worse or get any special privileges here. If you have any issues or problems, tell command.’ He was very polite and very respectful. He didn’t seem nervous, he seemed very comfortable.”

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55 comments
joeshine730
joeshine730

The guy Hernandez shot was in a hoodie making it okay.

BillDew
BillDew

Bye, bye Aaron ... too bad you couldn't control your anger long enough to make it through 3 seasons of NFL football.  You practically had to beg to get drafted and get a job.  Then your big boss tosses you to the wolves and states that he and his company were "duped."  Robert Kraft can "pretend" that he didn't know about Aaron's past indiscretions, but he took a chance on him just like many other owners have done in the past.  Kraft took a chance and it didn't work out for him in the long run.  Case closed.  Now Aaron will be a "victim" of New England's legacy because Robert Kraft decided,, after the fact, that Aaron wasn't someone that he wanted associated with the Patriots.

comeflywithme23
comeflywithme23

heard that was going to be traded to the jets so he killed someone instead 

welcomeespn
welcomeespn

i hear some guy got a shot in the face?

- jason collins

MrArlington
MrArlington

"I should have hung out with George Zimmerman more"

-Roach Hernandez

AB.JITSU
AB.JITSU

Took to jail like a fish to water

sdalt001
sdalt001

Maybe he can take classes on how to be  a model citizen...

RachelE
RachelE

He is so gorgeous, too bad he has no brains. I have to laugh though when people say he'll be someone's b*tch in prison. This guy is as tough mentally as he is physically-not going to happen.

GT500456
GT500456

Nor SHOULD it be the Ritz.    You are in prison because you failed to obey the laws that civilized people live by.

Jim21
Jim21

The new "Patriot way" - Good behavior in the pen. LOL!

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Hello all ex espn'ers.  Glad to see you've made it. 

joe6647
joe6647

anyone on these boards?

cpi8888
cpi8888

Funny...he is adjusting like he knows that he belongs

NoThanksESPNFacebook
NoThanksESPNFacebook

Nice to see the warm welcome the SI.com community has given to all us Ex-ESPN users.

RIP_ESPN
RIP_ESPN

I have brought my talents to Sports Illustrated 

StewGriffen
StewGriffen

Yea, he's a real model citizen. Almost makes you forget about that whole murder thing.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Sounds a little like the Motel 8 though, doesn't it?

Markus
Markus

Is sooooo good to know that this Belecheat and Kraft disciple is a model prisoner...........gives me sooooo much comfort.


SeanQuintin
SeanQuintin

"These days former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is not No. 81 as he was known in his first three seasons with the team."

He was #85 until they signed Ochocinco.  Get your facts straight.

Wvu9494
Wvu9494

Really? Jail is not the Ritz?

TyDahmer
TyDahmer

Well, now he can change his name to Uno Siete Cuatro Cinco Nueve Cuatro.

ESPN_Can_Suck_It
ESPN_Can_Suck_It

Just wanted to say hello to the community now that ESPN converted to facebook.

Washheightsboy
Washheightsboy

This is disappointing.  I was hoping he was staying at the Ritz.

el.oso.grande
el.oso.grande

SI is the new ESPN now that ESPNZ has completely sold out to Facebook

g3ogaddi
g3ogaddi

isn't this a re-post of an article written a while ago...? thought i remember reading the sheriff's comment last week or week before last....

RealJDSportsFan
RealJDSportsFan

The sheriff seems like he likes being in the news a little too much. Then again he also believes that he can use this as a way to show kids the life they may end up with if they don't stay out of trouble. Can't tell whether he just likes the spotlight or he has a good cause. In any case here is a summary of why he might not be able to follow through on not allowing Hernandez to get married and a few other legal issues relating to the case: http://wp.me/p2wecE-dB

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

He is comfortable as if he has been there before.  He is adjusting well as if he knew this is where he was going to end up in his life.  Hmm....

FeliciaFitzgerald
FeliciaFitzgerald

You guys are so, so funny. And yet Odin Lloyd is dead. 

Next joke please?

Dane1
Dane1

That's because he's in his element.

Maybe he could write a book on How To Throw Ur Life Away........he's going to wake up from a dream thinking he's catching the winning pass & the crowd going crazy everybody chanting his name, its all going to turn into a rubix cube with bars. With nothing but time, time, time, keeps on slipping into the future

Hilarious Sdalt001 "model citizen classes"

AB.JITSU
AB.JITSU

Mentally tough? Na just mental

Jim21
Jim21

@RIP_ESPN LOL - isn't that the most annoying phrase uttered by players? 

John4
John4

@ESPN_Can_Suck_It Some of us here were never on ESPN's site.  Also, I have never had a Facebook page, and I never will.  

Here's a picture of my pet dog.  Here's a picture of me on vacation.  Here's a recipe for delicious pork chops.  WTF is Facebook good for, other than where people go to lose brain cells and wallow in their own self centered life, not understanding all the while that nobody cares.  THAT is Facebook.  Also, it's a shitty stock.  

pete4Spurs
pete4Spurs

Yup, I wasn't gonna create a Facebook account just to post a comment . Facebook is not my style.

NYGMENstration
NYGMENstration

@FeliciaFitzgerald thanks for the comment sweetheart.  i think there is a softball section for u somewhere.  this is why they shouldnt let hoes on mens sports page.  shes all period like about Odin Lloyd.  This sports not Oprah.  Go build ur memorial else where.

Tea kettle is calling

John4
John4

@NYGMENstration NYGMenstration - note that YOU'RE in the running for loser of the day with posts like yours.  Don't call someone sweetheart.  Don't use u ur and other idiotic twitter-like expressions.  (If you can figure out what that means).  Also, use an apostrophe correctly.  Also, Tea Kettle is calling?  Is that funny?  No, it's idiotic.  Don't be an idiot, NYGMENstration.  Also, YOUR name is offensive, low class, foolish, and makes you look like a tool.  Are you trying to appear the fool?  If so, it's working.  Maybe you need to improve YOUR grammar before posting, and proof read your post PRIOR to pressing the "post comment" button.  Basically, stop making it appear that YOU'RE such a loser.  Try real hard.  

John NoLastName
John NoLastName

@NYGMENstration @FeliciaFitzgerald And for you, that would be English class calling. An ignorant, half-literate fool who calls out somebody for telling the truth? Makes sense, though, because you probably wouldn't know the truth if it hit you in your ipod.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

@NYGMENstration You're comment is childish and immature. You will never earn respect talking as if you are still in high school.

John4
John4

@djm4672 I went back and forth on that one.  Proofread - one word.  Check.

djm4672
djm4672

@John4  I agree with your comments.  However, I couldn't resist the irony of, "...proof read your post..."  The word is proofread.