Criminal Justice

County Sheriff: Aaron Hernandez "High-Profile" Inmate, Being Treated Same as Others, In Solitary

Suspected of up to three homicides


The Bristol County Sheriff says Aaron Hernandez presents a challenge in the jail.

"He's high-profile," says Sheriff Tom Hodgson, "anybody with a high-profile, we're very careful with. There are people in the prison who would like to make a name for themselves."

Hernandez is being held in a single-bed cell, with no contact with other inmates. "He's being treated as any other prisoner, no better, no worse," says Hodgson. "All of the people that are in the unit that he's in are all in single cells, no inmates are allowed out with any other inmate."