Aaron Hernandez — Placed In Medical Ward For Safety

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Aaron Hernandez
is NOT in the general population of jail … because jail officials are concerned for his safety … our sources has learned.

We”re told Hernandez — who has been charged with first degree murder — has been in the medical ward since his arrival last week.  We”re told authorities are concerned because of the former Patriots star”s celebrity status … other inmates might try to harm him.

Sources say at the time of this post, jail officials were meeting to decide what to do with Hernandez — whether to put him in the general population or a more segregated environment.

For now … Hernandez is in the medical wing … allowed out of his cell for 1 hour a day.