Aaron Hernandez has moved to his new lifetime home at the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, an 18-acre state of the art prison. The sheriff at his previous residence went on record with the media stating that the former New England Patriots football star was a master manipulator and would do very well inside the prison world. He stated that Hernandez was very adaptable to wherever he was placed and would be seen as a celebrity by many inmates, making life much easier for him.
A state prisons official says Hernandez was moved Wednesday to the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley.
Hernandez had been at Cedar Junction prison in Walpole since he was convicted April 15 of killing 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.
Souza-Baranowski is the state Department of Correction‘s newest prison. It opened in 1998 and is about 40 miles west of Boston.
The state Department of Correction calls this prison the most advanced in the state where inmates are locked up there because they “present serious escape risks or pose serious threats to themselves, to other inmates, to staff, or the orderly running of the institution. Supervision of inmates is direct and constant.” It houses more than 1,000 inmates and is named for two department employees killed during a failed escape attempt in 1972.
The relocation comes on the same day the attorney for Lloyd’s mother, Ursula Ward, held a press conference saying he will call the former NFL rising star as a witness in the civil suit against him.
When asked if he planned on calling any Patriots officials during the civil case, including owner Bob Kraft, who testified during Hernandez’s murder trial, attorney Doug Sheff said “anything is possible.”
Hernandez was reportedly paid more than $9.2 million of his $40 million contract he had signed with the team before his arrest for the June 17, 2013, murder. The NFL players‘ union is also going after $6.2 million more they argue he’s still owed. The Patriots say they don’t owe Hernandez anything.