An exclusive report from CNN has revealed some shocking details on Aaron Hernandez’s prison stay, suggesting that the former New England Patriots tight end had a lengthy disciplinary record during his stay at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
Earlier today, CNN revealed exclusive details from Aaron Hernandez’s prison discipline record, which the news network obtained via public records request. The files suggest that the troubled ex-NFL player, whose April 19 death was ruled a suicide, had gotten into three fistfights, two cigarette smoking-related incidents, two unauthorized prison tattoos, and possession of a sharpened metal shiv that measured close to six inches. Counting all other offenses Hernandez had reportedly committed, he was involved in “about a dozen” separate incidents while incarcerated.
One of the fights in question was previously reported on by CNN but didn’t directly involve Hernandez, who was allegedly serving as a lookout. On May 17, 2015, Hernandez was spotted on surveillance video “entering and exiting the cell” repeatedly, as two supposed members of rival gangs settled their differences in a fistfight. And while he would subsequently plead guilty to fighting and disruptive conduct, Aaron Hernandez’s prison record was continuously updated with new offenses, including one on August 20, 2015, where he reportedly punched another prisoner after being transferred to a new housing unit.
“Video surveillance showed the inmate attempted to shake his hand. But Hernandez struck the inmate with closed fist punches to the face, and they engaged in a fight that had to be broken up by chemical agent.”