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Aaron Hernandez

Placed In Medical Ward

For Safety

7/1/2013 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Aaron Hernandez
is NOT in the general population of jail ... because jail officials are concerned for his safety ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Hernandez -- who has been charged with first degree murder -- has been in the medical ward since his arrival last week.  We're told authorities are concerned because of the former Patriots star's celebrity status ... other inmates might try to harm him.

Sources say at the time of this post, jail officials were meeting to decide what to do with Hernandez -- whether to put him in the general population or a more segregated environment.

For now ... Hernandez is in the medical wing ... allowed out of his cell for 1 hour a day.

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28 COMMENTS

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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

He should get no special treatment. These celebrities shouldn´t be encouraged to think that they are somehow special when it comes to the law.

393 days ago
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tamtam    

There is no way they can put him in general population. It is not fair to guards who would have to watch him 24/7 out of fear someone would attack him.

393 days ago
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Wow ...    

It amazes me, what lengths we go to for the safety of a criminal - especially that of a cold blooded murderer (allegedly).

393 days ago
4.

Dead account Delete at will    

Gen pop his ass. He wants to be a thug let him be a thug. Let him fight for himself to be safe and protect his own rear end!

393 days ago
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Mikey    

HIS SAFETY?!

393 days ago
6.

shannon    

I thought people would chose general population. He might be suffering more alone.

393 days ago
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royalredus    

Gee what a shame Odin Llyod couldn't have been placed somewhere for HIS safety.

393 days ago
8.

Jim    

"Medical Ward" = SPECIAL TREATMENT. Put the POS in a CELL.

393 days ago
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Sherms    

I cannot get over how absolutely stupid people are. Why in the hell would this idiot think he could get away with something like this? Why would he pi$$ his life and career away for something so incredibly stupid?

393 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

HE can't protect himself that without a GUN????

393 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

Where are his "BLOOD" homeboys? Can't they protect him?

393 days ago
12.

My2Cents    

He appears to be such a tough guy - killing another person, so why should anyone worry about him?! I say let him be with the general population and see what happens.

393 days ago
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clarissa1974    

Inmates at that jail wouldn't do anything to him. Most of them are bloods anyway. The only good thing he will get in medical is air conditioning. There are so many different wings in that jail nothing bad will happen to him.

393 days ago
14.

Andrew    

He wants to be a thug, let him find out what its really like.

393 days ago
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Lisalisa    

I'm not defending this guy at all but whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? I feel sorry for the victims family

393 days ago
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