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As a prisoner, Hernandez described as “nothing but perfect”

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Say this for Aaron Hernandez: He follows all the rules of the Bristol County House of Correction.

That’s the word from Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson, who told the Boston Globe that Hernandez has been a model inmate while awaiting trial on a charge of first-degree murder.

“He’s been nothing but perfect,” Hodgson said. “I met with him when he first came in to lay the rules out. I said, ‘Here’s the deal. You won’t be treated any better or worse or get any special privileges here. If you have any issues or problems, tell command.’ He was very polite and very respectful. He didn’t seem nervous, he seemed very comfortable.”

Hernandez is separated from other inmates because, Hodgson says, there are concerns that other inmates could attack him to raise their own profile. That means Hernandez lives in a 7-foot-by-10-foot cell for 21 hours a day. When he is allowed out to exercise, it’s not like he can do any running: Even then he’s confined to an 8-foot-by-12-foot cage. He does pushups, situps and squats.

Hernandez doesn’t have access to a TV but he does have access to books and can write letters. He is allowed to have visitors for one hour each week. The jail declined to comment about whether any of Hernandez’s Patriots teammates have visited.

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  1. dolfan72 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:13 AM

    He’s obviously in an environment he can adapt to naturally and is exactly where he belongs! All I know is I no longer hear Criminoles from uppity Gator fans now. Nobody died during Free Shoes U!

  2. tcmiller30 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:13 AM

    “He didn’t seem nervous, he seemed very comfortable.”

    Well he’d better cozy up. He’s gonna be there a while.

  3. mattjay0101 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:14 AM

    Cool murder tats!!!!

  4. wryly1 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:16 AM

    Easy explanation why he’s a perfect prisoner: He’s in the place he fits belongs.

  5. packfntk says: Jul 16, 2013 8:17 AM

    The perfect psychopath. This is more telling than anything.

  6. wwwmattcom says: Jul 16, 2013 8:17 AM

    Good then he won’t mind staying a while.

  7. bigmarsh57 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:19 AM

    I can’t wait for the season to start; sheesh!

  8. rambo08 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:20 AM

    What on earth is Hernandez doing in that photo?

  9. dynast77 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:22 AM

    No matter how likely it is that he’s guilty, that’s pretty rough treatment for someone who is still presumed innocent.

  10. sourceformerlyknownasunnamed says: Jul 16, 2013 8:25 AM

    Let me tell you something: from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading on my bunk. You couldn’t have gotten me out of books with a wedge. Between Mr. Muhammand’s teachings, my correspondence, my visitors– usually Ella and Reginald– and my reading of books, months passed without my even thinking about being imprisoned. In fact, up to then, I never had been so truly free in my life.
    Malcom X

  11. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 16, 2013 8:27 AM

    He’s comfortable because he knows he’s walking on these charges.

  12. germanstingray says: Jul 16, 2013 8:27 AM

    He’s been preparing for this his entire life.

  13. sabanissatan says: Jul 16, 2013 8:33 AM

    Hey dolfan, Spurrier>Bowden

  14. mookieinhiding says: Jul 16, 2013 8:41 AM

    He’s always been a mentally tough player and the fact that he’s keeping his cool doesn’t surprise me.

    Dealing with adversity was never an issue, it’s been his complete lack social maturity. Sociopaths are generally very mentally durable.

  15. essentialsausage says: Jul 16, 2013 8:44 AM

    He’s got a lot of his old Florida University pals there with him.

  16. ninetysixer says: Jul 16, 2013 8:46 AM

    “He didn’t seem nervous, he seemed very comfortable.”

    feels comfortable in jail. lol!

  17. contract says: Jul 16, 2013 8:47 AM

    So he hasn’t killed anyone on the inside yet?

  18. heyguru1969 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:47 AM

    I understand he made a quick cut in his 8′ X 12′ cage, looked back, and raised his right hand to indicate he was open. Deputy Fife was not amused.

  19. reaganyears says: Jul 16, 2013 8:51 AM

    He should practice bending over & being on his knees in addition to pushups, situps and squats.

  20. cryptker says: Jul 16, 2013 8:54 AM

    As a prisoner, Hernandez described as “nothing but perfect” Yes, So what, who cares!

  21. joetoronto says: Jul 16, 2013 8:57 AM

    Eeverything is backwards in prison though, right is wrong and wrong is right.

  22. humpofdc says: Jul 16, 2013 8:58 AM

    Ok…now he knows how to act…dah!!!!!

  23. jetsclaps says: Jul 16, 2013 8:58 AM

    One thing I learned from The Usual Suspects is the more comfortable in prison you are, the more guilty you are.

  24. jimjets says: Jul 16, 2013 8:58 AM

    access to books, write letters?

    come on

  25. fryeways says: Jul 16, 2013 9:00 AM

    Books, huh? I’d love to see what’s on his summer reading list. I’m sure he’s breezing through some Faulkner, Hemingway, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike… real high-brow stuff.

  26. oldbyrd says: Jul 16, 2013 9:06 AM

    He’s innocent. Zimmerman did it.

  27. vibesid says: Jul 16, 2013 9:08 AM

    Con artists and serial killers are always very polite and very respectful.

  28. nj22 says: Jul 16, 2013 9:08 AM

    LOL. And as a human being he is a piece of dog $hit..

  29. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 16, 2013 9:10 AM

    Good to see he is fitting right in.

  30. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 16, 2013 9:11 AM

    fryeways says:
    Jul 16, 2013 9:00 AM
    Books, huh? I’d love to see what’s on his summer reading list. I’m sure he’s breezing through some Faulkner, Hemingway, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike… real high-brow stuff.
    ____________________________

    Updike is now highbrow? LOL

  31. steeelfann says: Jul 16, 2013 9:22 AM

    Well, it is really amazing, when you like, ya know, kill another human, how it makes you think. You really have time to reflect on what you will tell the Big Guy when your time comes like it does for all people.

    Funny how that works.

  32. steeelfann says: Jul 16, 2013 9:26 AM

    Remember when they said that about Anthony Smith. Smith whacked all those people (so they say ha ha ha), and yet, he would be a perfect gentleman one second, then get frightening the next. These dudes have been mentally talking themselves in an outta stuff over and over.

  33. steeelfann says: Jul 16, 2013 9:27 AM

    Funny he is not in there saying, “I didn’t do this”.

  34. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 16, 2013 9:31 AM

    Why give him special treatment? He was an average tight end in the NFL. I dont get it

  35. bcgreg says: Jul 16, 2013 9:36 AM

    Too bad he wasn’t “nothing but perfect” as a free man. What a waste.

  36. allaboutkubrick says: Jul 16, 2013 9:37 AM

    Not so tough without a gun to make you feel strong.

  37. patriots123456 says: Jul 16, 2013 9:39 AM

    As a prisoner, Hernandez described as “nothing but perfect”

    I’m sure the prosecutor will describe him as “nothing but perfect” also as a murderer.

  38. rc33 says: Jul 16, 2013 9:39 AM

    Dear Abby…

  39. pinion8ted says: Jul 16, 2013 9:44 AM

    He is allowed to have visitors for one hour each week. The jail declined to comment about whether any of Hernandez’s Patriots teammates have visited.
    ———————————————————-
    I know someone who works in that jail; not a single teammate has come in, no one from the Patriots organization, just two “suits” from the NFL.

    More telling is who ISN’T visiting ….. his girlfriend.

    She refuses to visit him and is said to be cooperating with authorities.

  40. swagger52 says: Jul 16, 2013 9:50 AM

    Patriot Way….

    Just like my ex-wife from New England

    Looked perfect on the outside, rotten and self-righteous on the inside.

  41. andreweac says: Jul 16, 2013 9:51 AM

    He’s busy prepping for Tebow Time in front of the jury.

  42. secretomen00 says: Jul 16, 2013 10:00 AM

    hernandez’ attorneys should pull a miracle and get his trial moved to florida, where people don’t get convicted of murder.

  43. beachsidejames says: Jul 16, 2013 10:07 AM

    So nice to hear his report card saying he plays well with others.

  44. swagger52 says: Jul 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    Too bad the Patriots emboldened and enabled his behavior, then they cut the guy before even proven guilty.

    If Tom Brady was sitting in a jail cell, he would still be a Patriot.

  45. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jul 16, 2013 10:16 AM

    “He didn’t seem nervous, he seemed very comfortable.”

    Wow — pretty amazing when a First Degree Murder conviction and a lifetime behind bars doesn’t seem to have any deterrent effect whatsoever on a 23 year old man who just signed a $45,000,000.00 contract and had it all in front of him.

    He’s even had a lot of time in solitary to contemplate it all – and he still seems completely robotic about it all.

    Hernandez kind of reminds me of the *fictional* Terminator character in a sense – “will kill without feeling remorse. pity or fear …” That fictional character was specifically concocted to chill audiences – and yet, Hernandez is flesh and blood real.

    Just wow – on so many levels.

  46. dadofthedecade says: Jul 16, 2013 10:22 AM

    You know your life has gone south somehow when you are described as a “perfect prisoner.”

  47. securb2013 says: Jul 16, 2013 10:27 AM

    How much hell can he raise in a concrete cage all by himself. Wait until he gets to gen-pop

  48. brazzz01 says: Jul 16, 2013 10:27 AM

    Free Hernandez

  49. nflcommissioner says: Jul 16, 2013 10:33 AM

    Put a picture of the victim up instead.

  50. Grulks says: Jul 16, 2013 10:33 AM

    secretomen00:
    hernandez’ attorneys should pull a miracle and get his trial moved to florida, where people don’t get convicted of murder.

    /
    only works when the person “murdered” was high on drugs, a truant, and on top of the accused, smashing his head ito the cement. Your inability to see basic facts, and ignore the media and politically driven witch hunt that posed as a trial is exactly what helps foster racial divide in this country. It is tragic that Trayvon is dead, however his life choices put him in that position.

  51. rc33 says: Jul 16, 2013 10:35 AM

    swagger52 says: Jul 16, 2013 9:50 AM

    Patriot Way….

    Just like my ex-wife from New England

    Looked perfect on the outside, rotten and self-righteous on the inside.
    —————————
    Laughable.
    As if a jamoke like you is some kind of catch.

  52. geniusesq says: Jul 16, 2013 10:46 AM

    Of course he’s not nervous, he’s been practicing for this for his whole life.

  53. Milehighmagic58 says: Jul 16, 2013 10:48 AM

    On the outside, Tebow is switching from QB to Tight End. On the inside, Hernandez is switching from Tight End to Wide Reciever. How ironic!

  54. brazzz01 says: Jul 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    Spygate.

    – At least one dopey Pats hater after reading this article

  55. CKL says: Jul 16, 2013 11:16 AM

    pinion8ted says:
    Jul 16, 2013 9:44 AM

    I know someone who works in that jail; not a single teammate has come in, no one from the Patriots organization, just two “suits” from the NFL.

    More telling is who ISN’T visiting ….. his girlfriend.

    She refuses to visit him and is said to be cooperating with authorities.
    _____________________________
    Interesting stuff, thanks!
    Maybe this will make baby momma do a little growing up too. She has a daughter to raise on her own now and shouldn’t be exposing her daughter to all this drug and criminal activity.

  56. ampats says: Jul 16, 2013 11:25 AM

    @swagger52,

    unlike the Ravens, the Patriots choose not to have someone involved in a murder investigation on their roster. Everyone knows Ray Ray knows exactly what happened that night in Atlanta and who murdered those two men but chose to keep quiet resulting in an obstruction of justice charge. But don’t let that stop you from continually posting your hatred of the Patriots as proven by your multiple posts on every Patriot article

  57. florida727 says: Jul 16, 2013 11:26 AM

    Nothing but perfect as a prisoner.

    Should have tried that as a human being.

  58. gloomysmitty says: Jul 16, 2013 11:37 AM

    Folks he is gonna get set free they hav no gun and the only witness is a crack head he will be set free

  59. bminder1972 says: Jul 16, 2013 11:39 AM

    dynast77 says: Jul 16, 2013 8:22 AM

    No matter how likely it is that he’s guilty, that’s pretty rough treatment for someone who is still presumed innocent.

    seriously? it’ll be alot rougher if he is put in gen-pop. there’s always someone wanting to up their “rep”.always someone that would love to take out a famous celeb, not to mention the rumors he has gang ties.

  60. harrycanyon says: Jul 16, 2013 12:12 PM

    He probably somewhat knew this could very well be his future from a much younger age. He seems to have grown up in a violent and gang culture, and is probably well aware what can and does happen. Live the life, pay the price. Some of the worst people in people in prison are model prisoners for some reason, i guess they accept their fate, and make the best of the situation. We really don’t need stories about him everyday. He is no longer a football player in the NFL, and untill something new happens in the case, there is no need for updates.

  61. elmoron says: Jul 16, 2013 12:14 PM

    Well, of course he’s behaving. The prison’s “Longest Yard ” football team draft is upcoming. Hey, it’s always worked before.

  62. bobzilla1001 says: Jul 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    Let’s get one thing straight: There is no presumption of innocence in the court of public opinion. Joe Paterno certainly never received that presumption, nor should Hernandez and Urban Myer.
    Florida University was a cesspool of crime under Myer. Tebow was used to divert the attention away from the low-life likes of Hernandez and the Pouncey twins.
    But while Paterno has been vilified, tarnishing his 50 years of impeccable service, Myer is able to continue his corruption at Ohio State … with ESPN and the NCAA’s blessings.
    What a country!!!

  63. flyermb says: Jul 16, 2013 12:33 PM

    Isn’t that how the Patriots described him too.

  64. kpettas123 says: Jul 16, 2013 12:50 PM

    gloomysmitty says: Jul 16, 2013 11:37 AM

    Folks he is gonna get set free they hav no gun and the only witness is a crack head he will be set

    ——————————————————

    LIKE LIKE LIKE

  65. indywilson40 says: Jul 16, 2013 12:52 PM

    Bristol Palin thinks Sheriff Hodgson’s 15 minutes of fame has lasted way too long.

  66. elmoron says: Jul 16, 2013 12:54 PM

    ampats says:
    “But don’t let that stop you from continually posting your hatred of the Patriots as proven by your multiple posts on every Patriot article.”

    Said the pot to the kettle.

  67. dspyank2k11 says: Jul 16, 2013 1:04 PM

    THATS the patriot WAY

  68. steelerben says: Jul 16, 2013 1:07 PM

    Of course he’s comfortable, he’s living out his childhood dreams.

  69. slobmykolb says: Jul 16, 2013 1:13 PM

    My question is, how is he not anything but perfect when locked in a cell by himself all day and when he does get out he’s in a little bit bigger sell (by himself)? Put him with the other gangbangers and see how good he acts

  70. paulsmith107 says: Jul 16, 2013 1:15 PM

    1.2.3 let Hernandez free

  71. secretomen00 says: Jul 16, 2013 1:19 PM

    Grulks says:
    Jul 16, 2013 10:33 AM

    secretomen00:
    hernandez’ attorneys should pull a miracle and get his trial moved to florida, where people don’t get convicted of murder.

    /
    only works when the person “murdered” was high on drugs, a truant, and on top of the accused, smashing his head ito the cement. Your inability to see basic facts, and ignore the media and politically driven witch hunt that posed as a trial is exactly what helps foster racial divide in this country. It is tragic that Trayvon is dead, however his life choices put him in that position.

    /
    grulk, were you at the scene to see everything that transpired, or even worse, did you believe every freaking word that came out of a murderer’s mouth? you didn’t see the confrontation, and neither did i.

  72. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Jul 16, 2013 1:33 PM

    Talented guy. He seems to be good at everything except… you know, NOT murdering people.

  73. ccjcsr says: Jul 16, 2013 1:37 PM

    I see Bubba set him straight

  74. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 16, 2013 1:41 PM

    Maybe thats why he gave up on the NFL.

    he knew how great of an inmate he would make

  75. mackcarrington says: Jul 16, 2013 2:00 PM

    Jul 16, 2013 11:37 AM

    Folks he is gonna get set free they hav no gun and the only witness is a crack head he will be set free
    =========================
    Scott Peterson and Drew Peterson were both convicted of murder without even having a dead body!

  76. gloomysmitty says: Jul 16, 2013 2:06 PM

    And the if he does get off the nfl might hav a law suit against then since they Want to remove anything that has to do with him but right now the way it is looking he might be free with the only witness being a crack head and he didn’t even see him do it he is just saying what somebody else told him and the person that told him is on Ah side so don’t know how that’s gonna stick and still don’t hav a gun

  77. jayniner says: Jul 16, 2013 2:11 PM

    All joking aside, if he is found not guilty and set free, does an NFL team pick him up and give him a chance?

  78. phinfan says: Jul 16, 2013 2:36 PM

    I wonder what his shower buddies are saying…

  79. draculalambert says: Jul 16, 2013 2:49 PM

    keep on keep’n on, playa!

    “woo woo woo”

  80. sandersmarcus10 says: Jul 16, 2013 2:56 PM

    Grulks says:
    Jul 16, 2013 10:33 AM

    only works when the person “murdered” was high on drugs, a truant, and on top of the accused, smashing his head ito the cement. Your inability to see basic facts, and ignore the media and politically driven witch hunt that posed as a trial is exactly what helps foster racial divide in this country. It is tragic that Trayvon is dead, however his life choices put him in that position.

    ^^^What a fool YOU are whats wrong with america!!!

  81. nflgiant says: Jul 16, 2013 2:58 PM

    Look at his photo.He seems to be contemplating killing the judge.

  82. brazzz01 says: Jul 16, 2013 3:56 PM

    I blame libruls and Spygate for global warming.

  83. lolo376 says: Jul 16, 2013 5:15 PM

    As guilty as he looks, they still haven’t found the murder weapon, ( which I’m guessing his friend got rid of on his way down to Florida) or someone actually confesses that they saw him do it, it’ll mostly be hear say. Chances are he’ll walk.

  84. kennypowersays says: Jul 16, 2013 8:04 PM

    He can’t Tweet. Now that is cruel and unusual punishment. Downright Draconian.

  85. lakermetskins says: Jul 16, 2013 8:41 PM

    Normal people like me would not feel so comfortable in prison. I would be crying and praying and would fall apart a the seems!

    But hey, that’s just me!

  86. swagger52 says: Jul 16, 2013 9:18 PM

    I suspect Hernandez is a model inmate because next year he becomes a free agent and can sign with multiple prisons.

    What an embarrassment to the Patriots. CBx, I am sure will have Patriots at #1 in the Power Rankings still.

  87. fearthehoody says: Jul 16, 2013 11:56 PM

    He’s bilingual, there’s a difference!!!

  88. swagger52 says: Jul 17, 2013 8:15 AM

    There is no comparison between Ray Lewis and Aaron Hernandez.

    The comparison is Rolando Mclain who was a Raven for about 100 seconds. He had a history of problems and the Ravens immediately cut him.

    Alfonzo Dennard..had a history of DUI and violence…he violates again. Patriots do a Paterno and look the other way.

    Patriots only cut Hernandez because they knew he was never going to play for them again anyway, so why not cut him and reneg on payments to him.

    Yes..the Patriot way explained.

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