Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been transferred to a maximum security prison to serve his life sentence for murder.
Hernandez was originally ordered to serve his sentence at Massachusetts Correctional Institution—Cedar Junction, a maximum-security state prison located near the Patriots' home stadium. He was moved Wednesday to Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, located 40 miles west of Boston. Cedar Junction and Souza-Baranowski are the only two maximum-security facilities for men in Massachusetts.
Souza-Baranowski opened in 1998 and is Massachusetts' newest prison. More than 1,000 inmates are housed there. The facility has one of the nation's largest camera monitoring systems, with 366 cameras recording at all times, according to the state.
Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole last week for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez also faces charges in the 2012 double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Authorities say that Hernandez shot de Abreu, Furtado and one other man after one of them spilled a drink on him at a nightclub.
- Dan Gartland