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Aaron Hernandez

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

For His Own Safety

7/1/2013 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Aaron Hernandez
has been moved into solitary confinement ... away from the general population ... because officials believe he could be a prize for blood-thirsty, fame-hungry inmates, TMZ has learned.

TMZ spoke with Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson who tells us ... Aaron has been moved from the medical ward at Bristol County Jail to a "Class 2 Unit" -- where he is isolated from the general population.

Hodgson explains, "The reason for this move is simply to protect him. We wouldn't want some inmate trying to get any notoriety by attempting to harm Aaron Hernandez."

In his Class 2 unit, Hernandez is allowed 3 hours outside of his cell per day.  Hodgson says, "He can have access to the phone, yard for fresh air, and the common room."

Hodgson says there are no TVs inside the common room or inside Aaron's cell.

We're told Aaron will stay in this unit for at least a week -- and then officials reevaluate the situation and decide if they want to move him to a different unit.

As for visitors, officials tell us Aaron can choose five people to put on a visitor list.

Hodgson adds, "Having just met with him earlier again after his evaluation, and for a man who has gone from 7,000-square-feet to a 10x7 cell, he is doing very well and seems to be taking the situation great. He is very respectful and calm. Also to this point he has had no special requests."

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31.

Fred    

Aaron is innocent til proven guilty the case is cir***stantial. That being said they have no murder weapon and no one confessing aaron pulled the trigger. We all thought casey anthony was guilty of the death of her child right? With all that cir***stantial evidence doesnt mean a thing.

458 days ago
32.

Cat    

Of course he's being calm and respectful and has made no speacial requests - this D-bag honestly thinks he's going to be this charge. Well guess what? Someone you knew has already dropped a dime on you, the game clock has expired, and you LOST!!! BYE BYE D*#khead!!!

458 days ago
33.

byone028    

right now he is so non-chalant because nothing has sunk into his brain.These folks is not going to have a warrant for your arrest without evidence to back it up.smdh I can not stand stupid people ''at all'.why you do that AARON...

458 days ago
34.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I wonder how many times he got reamed in the ass before they put him in solitary? I'm gonna guess 10 times. Seems reasonable, right?

458 days ago
35.

melbrooks    

Smfh

458 days ago
36.

J-Ro    

The jail he is being kept at is a kiddy camp. It's all short-timers doing 2-3 year bids. There's no murderers or anyone that would attack him. Him being at that jail is protective custody. Send him to Norfolk and he definitely need to be PC'd.

457 days ago
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