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 a 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 beer 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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