On Tuesday, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was involved in an altercation with another inmate in the Bristol County Jail. On Wednesday, Hernandez landed in isolation for 30 days as a result of the incident.
According to NECN.com, Hernandez will spend 23 hours per day in a cell located in a more restricted area of the facility. When he leaves the cell, he’ll be required to wear handcuffs and leg shackles.
Tuesday's brief fight took place around noon in a common area of the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth, where only one inmate is supposed to be out of his cell at a time. Hernandez exited his cell without handcuffs and encountered the other inmate, who was wearing handcuffs.
It's unclear which inmate was the aggressor. Jail staff interviewed witnesses and reviewed surveillance video to figure out what happened
“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 NECN.com. “I’m not happy that there may have been a breakdown in our system and our protocols.”
Neither Hernandez nor his victim required medical attention, Hodgson said.
Hernandez, who has been jailed without bail pending trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, and the other inmate had been taunting each other in the days leading up to the altercation.