Hernandez's new life in prison
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) – Jail is now home for Aaron Hernandez. The ex-Patriots player downgraded from a 7,100 square foot mansion to a seven by 10 foot jail cell at the Bristol County House of Correction.
“Bunk setting, very simple desk, chair, sink, toilet attachment,” said Bristol County Sheriff, Tom Hodgson.
Outside his cell are dozens of other inmates.
“I spoke to him today and he seems to be transitioning okay,” said Hodgson.
Hodgson told 7News the tattoos on Hernandez’s arms and chest will be checked for gang references.
“It’s pretty well labeled on you once it’s a tattoo and once again the other rival gang members will notice that and therefore they will attempt to, perhaps, create some problem in the institution which we have to be aware of,” said Hodgson.
There is no gymnasium, weights or TV at this jail. And his first meal was the complete opposite of what he used to eat at his home.
“American chop suey and a small portion of, I think, green beans and a slice of bread, which is standard fare here. They’re probably not the portions he’s used to,” said Hodgson.
There’s also a different view from the inside, out.
“Come here and focus on the things he needs to focus on,” said Hodgson.
Hodgson said Hernandez seems to be adjusting well and he does not seem nervous.
Friday marks his third day at the Bristol County House of Correction where he will remain until his next court date on July 24.