Sports How Hernandez spent his 4 years in prison

04:10  20 april  2017
04:10  20 april  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

Aaron Hernandez had gang ties in prison?

  Aaron Hernandez had gang ties in prison? There are many questions surrounding the unexpected death of Aaron Hernandez, and most of them will likely go unanswered. One of those questions involves whether or not Hernandez was affiliated with a gang while in prison, and it’s one that has come up many times since he was taken into custody for the murder of Odin Lloyd. While it’s unclear if Hernandez belonged to a gang at the maximum security prison he was being held at in Shirley, Mass., one source told the Boston Globe that the former New England Patriot was “insecure” and stayed close to gang members. A person with direct knowledge who spoke on condition of anonymity said that while many observers of Hernandez’s recent trial remarked on his stoic demeanor, within prison walls he was insecure and clung to gang members for approval. He was not aloof with other inmates, this person said. Instead, he appeared eager to be “one of the boys.” He often sat and laughed or played basketball with gang members. The same source told the Globe that Hernandez was placed on suicide watch after he was convicted in 2015 of killing Lloyd, but he must have been taken off at some point. Prison officials said Wednesday that Hernandez had given no indication he intended to harm himself. Jail officials inspected Hernandez for tattoos that would indicate he was affiliated with gangs as soon as he was sentenced, but they didn’t find anything. However, the 27-year-old later got a tattoo that seemed to indicate he was associated with the Bloods. Hernandez’s attorney insists his client would not take his own life, and he is launching an investigation to look into the death further.

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  How Hernandez spent his 4 years in prison © Provided by USA Today

Aaron Hernandez fought, got emblazoned with tattoos, and flirted/feuded with pen pals before his nearly four years of incarceration came to a violent end on Wednesday.

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  Hernandez's fiancee considering suing state over his suicide Hernandez's fiancee considering suing state over his suicideShayanna Jenkins-Hernandez on Friday filed papers in Bristol Superior Court saying she was contemplating a lawsuit over the supervision he received while in prison.

If found guilty his sentence could be up to 30 years in prison . "As the incident took place in South Carolina, its that State that dictates if Larry Hernandez can proceed outside the prison system by paying a bail "Depending on how the incident happened, you could spend a lot of time in prison .

Bobby Hernandez , 53, who took his 5-year-old son Julian from his mother in Alabama nearly 14 years ago and raised him under a new identity was sentenced on Wednesday to four years in prison .

Hernandez had been in custody since June 2013 when he was arrested and, ultimately, convicted in the death of one-time friend Odin Lloyd. Hernandez received a life sentence without the possibility of parole. He was discovered hanging by a bed sheet inside his prison cell in Massachusetts and died at a hospital Wednesday.

“I have a TV in my cell! And yes I still root for my squad and still love all the ones I love,” Hernandez wrote in a letter published by TMZ in February 2016.

Hernandez’s reality, however, was likely much bleaker than he let on in letters and even those close to him, according to Wall Street Prison Consultant founder Larry Levine.

“Prison is a boring place,” said Levine, who served 10 years in federal prison and now prepares those who face jail time. “It’s like (expletive) Groundhog Day. Everybody in there is looking forward to their out date. Hernandez knew he was never getting out.”

Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison

  Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prisonAccording to a statement for the DOC, the former New England Patriot star was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m.

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez spent nearly four years in police custody in Massachusetts before he was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday morning. He was 27 years old.

Because of his celebrity, Hernandez may find himself signing autographs for other inmates and even guards, said Larry Levine, a former federal inmate who spent 10 years in high- and minimum-security prisons .

Here’s what we know about Hernandez’ time behind bars:

The fights

Hernandez was disciplined for his involvement in a fight at the same maximum-security facility, the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center, in May 2015, CNN reported. Hernandez served as a lookout for another prisoner, who had gone into another cell where the two inmates fought.

Later that year, Hernandez was found with a shank-like weapon, according to multiple published reports. Hernandez, who had been in general population area of the facility, was placed in the segregated unit of the prison as a result.

Hernandez was back in general population when he was found in his cell, the door blocked with various items to impede prison personnel’s entry.

Hernandez also faced an assault charge after he allegedly attacked an inmate inside the Bristol County jail in 2014 as he awaited the start of his first murder trial.

Did Aaron Hernandez murder Odin Lloyd to conceal his bi-sexuality?

  Did Aaron Hernandez murder Odin Lloyd to conceal his bi-sexuality? Aaron Hernandez’s motive to murder Odin Lloyd may have been his desire to keep his bi-sexuality a secret, Newsweek reports citing interviews with multiple law enforcement sources involved in the investigation. © (Getty Images) Aaron Hernandez Some media outlets, though, are throwing cold water on the report.Hernandez left three notes in his prison cell before he hung himself last week – one to his fiancee, one to his daughter, and one to his prison boyfriend, who is now on suicide watch, according to Newsweek.

He was sentenced to serve four to five years in prison for that conviction on top of the separate life sentence Depicting a gun barrel loaded with five bullets and a spent shell casing, prosecutors said it represented Hernandez will remain in jail for life for his involvement in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez : How he spent his four years in prison since murder … Aaron Hernandez fought, got emblazoned with tattoos, and flirted/feuded with pen pals before his nearly four years of incarceration came to a …

“I’ve always sort of known Aaron Hernandez to be somebody who’s been able to completely control, almost like a mental trap, things that he let in and let out," Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told WEEI on Wednesday. "I was talking with my staff people, saying I’m wondering, and of course I’m not a psychologist, I don’t have any background in it, but I do think he had some sociopathic tendencies.

"In addition to which, I wonder, that for all of the time, certainly all of the time that he was here, he never showed much in the way of emotion. It was always sort of very controlled. He was controlled about everything. He had a magnetic personality and knew how to use it to manipulate and get things. But more importantly, he just never really was allowing himself to feel any sort of emotion."

The Ink

Hernandez, who was already well-inked before his arrest, received some more tattoos in prison.

Those new tattoos were studied by courtroom observers each time he appeared before a judge.

The more recent tattoos included the words “Lifetime,” a possible nod to his sentence from the Lloyd case. He also had tattoos depicting recently fired guns, something prosecutors were allowed to show the jury during Hernandez’s recent trail that concluded last week. Hernandez was acquitted on two murder charges and convicted on a firearm-related charge.

Aaron Hernandez suicide notes found in cell

  Aaron Hernandez suicide notes found in cell There have been many questions surrounding the death of Aaron Hernandez, including whether or not he committed suicide. The Worcester (Mass.) County District Attorney’s office has officially ruled Hernandez’s death a suicide. The coroner who examined the former Patriots tight end says the manner of death was suicide and the cause of death was asphyxia by hanging. In a press release, the district attorney’s office also says Hernandez’s cell had cardboard in the tracks of the door to try and impede entry. Three notes were found next to a bible in the cell, according to the release. A previous detail said Hernandez had a bible verse written on his forehead. Hernandez was found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later. He was serving life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Maybe Hernandez , years from now, in prison , tells the story of how it all went so wrong, and how grave his mistake was, offering his cautionary tale as a means of meager penance. Maybe we all silently agree that, for every moment we spend worrying about how this affects the reputations of

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The letters

Hernandez spent some of his time responding to letters he’d received.

In one of those letters obtained by TMZ, Hernandez ripped into a female pen pal he had corresponded with previously and went on to criticize Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

"Tie a cinderblock to your ankles and jump in a deep body of water," Hernandez wrote.

Then he touched on the apparent fractured relationship with Kraft.

"Fake (expletive) non loyal Kraft who told me he loved me every time he seen me but obviously shows his word ain't (expletive),” Hernandez wrote.

(Kraft was a prosecution witness in the Lloyd trial.)

Hernandez was also flirtatious in some other correspondence. He drew pictures of nude women in response to at least two letters from 2013 and 2014.

The visits

Hernandez’s brother, Jonathan, detailed to Sports Illustrated last July what it’s like to visit his brother at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center, located about 40 miles west of Boston.

“Aaron walks in wearing a two-piece gray prison suit with a white T-shirt underneath. But a guard puts him in number 13, two down from the wall. The brothers are suddenly caught in a slapstick routine—Aaron sees Jonathan in number 12 and goes there while Jonathan sees Aaron at 13 and goes there—and they get a laugh out of it. But beneath the comedy lies another little indignity: They are supposed to be in seat number 13, meaning that, in a mostly empty room, they have been seated immediately adjacent to two other people. Any hint at privacy has been erased.”

Hernandez’s longtime fiancée, Shayanna, and the 4-year-old daughter the couple share have also visited Hernandez, according to published reports. Shayanna weren’t allowed to marry after he was initially arrested over fears she would attempt to invoke spousal privilege at the first trial. She still took his last name and there have been no indications that two had married before his death Wednesday.

Contributing: Kevin Spain

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