Aaron Hernandez: In Solitary Confinement For Own Safety

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Former Patriots star and accused murderer Aaron Hernandez has been moved into solitary confinement for his own safety, according to prison officials.

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The fear is basic and obvious: That he has a target on his back (not #81).

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson said Aaron has been moved from the medical ward at Bristol County Jail to a "Class 2 Unit," where he is isolated.

"The reason for this move is simply to protect him," he says. "We wouldn't want some inmate trying to get any notoriety by attempting to harm Aaron Hernandez."

In his Class 2 unit, Hernandez is allowed three hours outside of his cell a day, and he has access to a phone, yard for fresh air, and the common room.

There are no TVs inside the common room or inside Aaron's cell, where he will stay in this unit for at least a week until officials reevaluate the situation.

The NFL player, 23, who is accused of plotting the execution of Odin Lloyd earlier this month, can choose up to five people to put on a visitor list.

Hodgson adds that for what it's worth, "seems to be taking the situation great. He is very respectful and calm. Also to this point he has had no special requests."

"Having just met with him earlier again after his evaluation, and for a man who has gone from 7,000-square-feet to a 10x7 cell, he is doing very well."

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