On this, the seventh day of Aaron Hernandez’s incarceration as he awaits trial on murder charges, the Bristol County sheriff gave an evaluation of the former Patriots tight end's demeanor to the Boston Herald.
“He’s been very polite, very respectful. He doesn’t seem nervous, which is unusual for someone who’s never been incarcerated before,” Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said of Hernandez who’s being held in solitary confinement. “He now has three hours out of his cell each day. That’s an hour outside, by himself, an hour to shower and make phone calls, and another hour to see visitors.”
Additionally, Hodgson said that, while Hernandez claimed no gang affiliations, officials are still checking out his tattoos to divine whether any indicate gang loyalties.
“The review of his tattoos is a normal process, and we haven’t reached any definitive conclusions,” Hodgson added.