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

AP

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.

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

  1. 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. 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

  3. 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.

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

    feels comfortable in jail. lol!

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. “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.

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. @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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

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

  25. 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!!!

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. Maybe thats why he gave up on the NFL.

    he knew how great of an inmate he would make

  31. 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!

  32. 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

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

  34. 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!!!

  35. 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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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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