Hernandez must now spend 23 hours a day in his new cell located in an isolated part of the jail. He will be allowed only one hour of recreational time per day and he will eat meals in his cell as well, according to NECN. In addition, the former New England Patriots tight end was previously allowed to be out of handcuffs at times when he was out of his cell, but now Hernandez must wear waist chains and leg irons.
According to reports, Hernandez was not in handcuffs at the time of the incident, but the other inmate was restrained. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said his office will be reviewing why the two men were out of their cells at the same time.
“I’m not happy that there may have been a breakdown in our system — in our protocols,” Bristol County Sheriff Thomas 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?”