ACLU Protests Size of Aaron Hernandez's Prison Cell

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Former University of Florida star and current accused murderer Aaron Hernandez is suddenly getting a lot of sympathy. First, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson was quoted as saying the deposed Patriot was a "model inmate" who didn't show signs of nervousness. And now, the American Civil Liberties Union is using the tight end as a posterchild to protest the practice of solitary confinement.

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In a blog post published on the ACLU website, author Hilary Krase of the National Prison Project wrote that Hernandez's jail cell was smaller than a parking space. In Bristol, Connecticut, where Hernandez has been charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a parking space must be eight by 17 feet.

In Miami, planning standards dictate that a typical off-street parking space be eight-and-a-half feet by 18 feet. Not bad. Considering the average cost per square foot of owning a one-bedroom apartment in Miami is around $220, the star prisoner would be getting $33,660 worth of real estate for free if he was held here for the shooting of Alexander S. Bradley earlier last month.

The article, which was co-authored by communications strategist Sarah Solon, uses the high-profile case to bring attention to the nearly 80,000 people held in solitary confinement each year in the U.S.

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bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

The headline is a lie.  The ACLU isn't protesting anything.  They just printed an article about someone else from some other group that was protesting.


pearlsvaluables
pearlsvaluables

Simply amazing. If he wanted better living arrangements he should have stayed home and not been running the streets to clubs and playing tough guy. I don't want a room like his, so I don't break the law, VERY F'n simple. i guess the ACLU wants him to get some blueprints made so he can spend his millions on a new facility just for himself or WTF?

ACLU, DO YOU REALIZE THERE ARE MULTIPLE MEN LIVING IN THE SAME QUARTERS TOGETHER AND NOT MUCH BIGGER?  Protest that and maybe we can just get them all their own 1 bedroom, 1 bath apt to reside in.....lol.... It's jail, don't f up and you won't be there

tomk1of1
tomk1of1

because ,because,because it is what they do..they fight for the spirit of the constitution,not the person.  they don't care if you are a murdered  or a political prisoner or a rich person who stubed their toe..it is the priciple behind the the story not what everyone seems to focus on that is usually their issue.  they are there for all of us no matter who we are or how much  we have or what we may or may not have done.  they have been around making sure our constitution is followed and upheld no matter what the people that don't understand what they are doing say since the 1920's... 

Lori Benanti Whiting
Lori Benanti Whiting

How come the ACLU isn't protesting the size of the coffins that his victims are in?

jackskelz
jackskelz

Who gives a damn about his jail cell? What about the guy spending the rest of his life in a coffin 60 years early? Or the guy who's missing an eye because this retard can't keep his ego in check? 23 years old making 40 million a year (and 12.5 million for signing new hire paperwork that most Americans sign to prove they have a job) to throw a ball around while there are thousands (if not more) of college graduates struggling to find a job, in their field, with decent salaries. And now he's getting sympathy because his space inside a *correctional institution* is "too small"? He's in solitary "for his own protection" last I read, so I say he's getting it good in there. Put him in a regular cell with the rest of the inmates and let's see how much of a G he really is.

Mercy Suarez
Mercy Suarez

How come the ACLU never seems to come out and protest what the VICTIMS of these crimes go through? It's always about the perpetrator...

Fred Cole
Fred Cole

These arent the civil liberties you're looking for...

Gary McFly
Gary McFly

This is why people roll their eyes every time the ACLU is brought up in a story

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