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As a good portion of the world jokes and laughs at former NFL star-turned-killer, Aaron Hernandez, the reality is setting in for the 25-year-old disgraced professional athlete.

Thus, the MCI Cedar Junction that will kick off his life sentence has ordered a Aaron Hernandez suicide watch be put into play.

Reports TMZ:

Aaron Hernandez has been placed on suicide watch at the prison where he is temporarily being held … TMZ Sports has learned.

After Hernandez was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd, he was transported to MCI Cedar Junction in Massachusetts … where he will stay until he is transferred to his permanent prison.

We’re told he has been isolated from the general inmate population — not only for his own protection (since he’s a high profile inmate), but so officials can evaluate him … and determine where he will stay at the prison.

As far as the suicide watch goes, we’re told it’s not that uncommon for someone who just got sentenced to life behind bars. Unclear how long Aaron will stay on suicide watch.

Despite his celebrity, Hernandez’s new home won’t be an episode of Orange is the New Black. According to another finding by TMZ, the prison is one of the most high-tech maximum security facilities in the United States, sporting 366 security cameras and stringent rules on outlawing colored sneakers to lessen gang activity.

It’s also but a few miles from Gillette Stadium, the site where Hernandez used to earn millions.

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