Hernandez arrives at Bristol County House of Correction
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez arrived at Bristol County House of Correction Wednesday afternoon. There he will remain for 30 days until his next court appearance.
He arrived with a state police escort. The sheriff said Hernandez was polite and quite when he arrived. They are going to perform physical, medical and mental evaluations on him in order to determine how he will be housed. The jail houses around 1,100 prisoners and the majority are bunks. The sheriff didn't say whether Hernandez will be in a single cell or bunked. He said he is not going to be treated any differently than any other inmate. One he is processed he will only have one hour a day outside his cell and he will be allowed to have visitors 48 hours after he is processed. The processing could take a couple of days.
He arrived to the courthouse in handcuffs Wednesday morning and remained emotionless as his charges were read. He was charged with first degree murder and several other gun-related crimes. He is to be held without bail.
Hernandez’s next court date will be held July 24.