Sheriff: Hernandez will be treated same as others in Suffolk County Jail

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who has pleaded not guilty to three murder charges, was transferred Wednesday to the Suffolk County Jail on Nashua Street jail in Boston.

Hernandez was moved from the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth, where he was been for more than a year, to the Boston jail.

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins said Wednesday that Hernandez would go through an initial assessment before it's determined if he will be placed into general population or isolation.

Tompkins said the maximum-security jail, located near Boston's North Station and TD Garden, handles about 9,000 inmates a year.

The move follows a Fall River court appearance in the 2013 slaying of former semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd, where lawyers for the New England Patriots argued with Hernandez's defense team about handing over records from the former tight end's time with the team.

Patriots' attorney Andrew Phelan said Wednesday the team has agreed to produce 317 pages of materials sought by Hernandez's defense attorneys.

But Phelan says scouting reports are proprietary and irrelevant. He says the team has offered lawyers the option of reviewing the psychological assessment at its office.

The defense is seeking a subpoena for all records in his personnel file, saying they may contain important information about his state of mind. The judge set a July 22 hearing.