Five handwritten letters written by Aaron Hernandez to prison guards at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts were turned over to CNN in a response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
In the letters, Aaron made several requests to be moved to another part of the lockup and be bunked with other inmates — including one he called his “heart.”
Hernandez implored authorities to move him to a section of the prison called P2, which he said was “where I belong.”
“I’m just trying to be placed with people I’m close with and the place my time in here will go the smoothest, which is best for me and yall,” he said in one letter to Inner Perimeter Security. “I am even requesting to (bunk up/celly up) with my brother (name redacted).”
In the same letter, he said that most inmates “go where they fit in most as long as they have no enemies” and P2 would be most fitting and “comfortable” as he got ready to settle in for a “life bid.”
“So, please make this happen,” he wrote. “I even prefer to move in with (name redacted); me and him are very close and have been since the streets and that’s FACT, not bullshit. He’s my heart and like a real brother to me that’s why I want and am requesting to go upstairs and live with him.”
In two letters, he also requests to be moved to a section called N1 after he finishes time in an orientation block.
“I know a few people over there and I’m cool with (redacted) and knew him for a while,” he said in a letter to a deputy.
Several news outlets have reported that Aaron was bisexual. An attorney for 22-year-old inmate Kyle Kennedy has filed a new petition with the judge to receive a copy of a suicide note he strongly believes Aaron wrote for his client.
Aaron’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, has strongly denied those claims.