“I’ll run this place and keep running shit. Prison aint shit to me.”
USA Today has obtained Aaron Hernandez's disciplinary records from the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, which states that Hernandez fought, served as a lookout and said, “I’ll run this place and keep running shit. Prison aint shit to me.”
The records show that Aaron Hernandez, who had multiple nicknames in prison including "Rokk Boy" and "Can't Get Right," had a total of 78 disciplinary offenses spread across 12 incidents during his nearly two years at the maximum security prison in Massachusetts.
Shortly after he was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2015, Hernandez had 25 violations over an eight day span.
Late in 2015 corrections officers found a nearly six-inch piece of metal that had been sharpened into a knife, and had a cloth handle with a tether so it could be attached to the wrist. For that incident he received 15 days in solitary confinement and lost access to the facility’s canteen for 90 days.
After one of his fights he reportedly told a corrections officers, per USA Today,
“You ain’t got (expletive) on me (expletive).” “You just making up (expletive)."
“Hernandez struck (name redacted) with a closed fist to the face and both men engage (sic) in a physical altercation,” a corrections officer wrote in the report of the incident. “The combatants ignored several direct orders to cease their actions and chemical agent was utilized to separate the inmates.”
In addition to the three reported fights Hernandez had while in prison, he also served as a lookout which, according to Larry Levine, helped him bolster his reputation behind bars.
Per USA Today,
"No one in any prison respects a rat," Levine said. "By acting as a lookout, he was tested to see if he could keep his mouth shut and be trusted. "
"When people first enter custody, they need to make their bones," Larry Levine, the founder of Wall Street Prison Consultants who served 10 years in a federal prison, told USA TODAY Sports. "They need to create a reputation that will carry them through their time in custody. Hernandez was probably being tested by the other inmate. By becoming a management and disciplinary problem, he showed that he was willing to stand up to staff and the inmate population, potentially anyone who got in his way."