ESPN and NECN.com have reported that former New England Patriot TE Aaron Hernandez has been punished for his recent altercation with another inmate.
According to the reports, he has been moved to a more isolated part of the Bristol County Jail, Hernandez was moved to the more restricted unit for 30 days. where he will spend 23 hours a day in his cell, according to a local report.
The move was made as a result of a "brief physical altercation," NECN.com reported Wednesday, citing the Bristol County Sheriff's Office in Massachusetts.
"I'm not happy that there may have been a breakdown in our system, in our protocols," Sheriff Tom Hodgson said, according to the website. "When we have failures, the first thing we look at and I look at is, number one, how did this happen? And number two, how do we make sure this doesn't happen again?"
Hernandez must also wear waist chains and leg irons when out of his cell. He had previously been allowed to be out of handcuffs at times.