Here's What Life Is Like For Aaron Hernandez In Jail

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Aaron Hernandez is currently awaiting trial on murder charges in the Bristol County House of Corrections in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Stan Grossfeld of the Boston Globe toured the facility and got a detailed account of what life is like for Hernandez.

Hernandez is kept separate from the general prison population for his protection, and is confined to a 7' by 10' cell for 21 hours a day.

Here are the most interesting details from the Globe story: 

  • He wakes up at 6 a.m. and eats one egg, grits, a square of muffin, and either milk or Tang for breakfast.
  • His cell — which is a 7' by 10' — has to be cleaned by 8 a.m.
  • He is kept away from the other prisoners because staff is worried that he'll be harmed by someone who wants to make a name for himself.
  • He stays in his cell for 21 hours a day. He can leave three times per day for one hour each to make phone calls, shower, and work out.
  • He has been working out in a 8' by 12' padlocked cage for one hour a day.
  • He is allowed to read up to two books at once. The prison recommended "Tuesday's With Morrie."
  • A typical lunch is a cheese burrito with bread, and a typical dinner is a beef burger with some sides.
  • He has a small window that looks out on the woods.
  • His prison uniform is green.
  • The warden described him as a perfect inmate and said he's adapting well.

He's a typical prisoner, in other words.

Hernandez was charged with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd last month. It's unclear when his trial will begin.

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