No jailhouse wedding for Hernandez
There's one thing the police are determined to keep Aaron Hernandez from having while he's in jail: a wedding.
If Hernandez gets married to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, she could be shielded from having to testify against him in trial. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson intends to prevent that from happening, and doesn't feel Hernandez or any other prisoner has a right to a jailhouse wedding.
“I don’t subscribe to that,” Hodgson told USA Today this week. “I feel that those rights are things that you access on the outside, if you’re a good citizen. We’ll do everything we can to not have that happen.”
Jenkins, the mother of Hernandez's 8-month-old daughter, reportedly was cooperating with the district attorney in the case until Hernandez instructed her to keep quiet.
Hernandez is not receiving any preferential treatment in jail, according to TMZ. The staff at Bristol County House of Corrections has been instructed not to take photographs or ask for autographs from Hernandez. They also have been told not to give any special food or privileges to Hernandez. Hernandez has made no special requests, according to TMZ’s source.
Hernandez still is presenting the calm demeanor he showed in court during his arraignment.
“He’s been very polite, very respectful. He doesn’t seem nervous, which is ¿unusual for someone who’s never been incarcerated before,” Hodgson said. “He now has three hours out of his cell each day. That’s an hour outside, by himself, an hour to shower and make phone calls, and another hour to see visitors.”
Corrections officers are keeping a close eye on Hernandez because of the drastic shift in lifestyle, going from professional football player to inmate.