Aaron Hernandez punished for jail fight with 30 days of isolation

Jailed former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been confined to isolation for 30 days after his physical altercation with another inmate at the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth, Mass., according to NECN.

The onetime New England Patriots tight end will reportedly spend 23 hours a day in his cell and eat his meals there. When he leaves, he has to wear handcuffs with a waist chain and leg irons.

Hernandez and another inmate, whose name has not been released, got into a fight Tuesday in a common area outside of Hernandez's former cell, officials said. Citing an unnamed source, NECN reported that the inmate was handcuffed at the time while Hernandez was not.

"We're investigating it now to find out why two inmates would have been out at the same time in that unit," Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told the website. 

Hernandez and the inmate reportedly had been taunting each other before Tuesday's fight.

"I'm not happy that there may have been a breakdown in our system and our protocols," Hodgson said.

Hernandez is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to a murder charge in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.


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