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Total Chaos: Inside The Wild Prison Riot Before Aaron Hernandez's Death

Aaron Hernandez Suicide Prison Riot
Source: MEGA

May. 10 2017, Published 1:06 p.m. ET

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Aaron Hernandez Suicide Prison Riot
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New photos show the aftermath of inmates rioting in the weeks before Aaron Hernandez's shocking suicide — see them here.

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Aaron Hernandez Suicide Prison Riot
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These shocking photos show the aftermath of a wild riot at the prison where former NFL star Aaron Hernandez committed suicide last month.

Aaron Hernandez Suicide Prison Riot
Source: MEGA

Prisoners trashed objects, including sprinklers and a computer, and made weapons by ripping off table legs in a housing unit at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.

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Aaron Hernandez Suicide Prison Riot
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The drama unfolded earlier this year on January 9 after a fight between two gang members descended into a three-hour-long riot involving 46 prisoners.

Aaron Hernandez Suicide Prison Riot
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Corrections officers had to call in a special operations unit, which used pepper spray on the marauding felons, who were searched and then returned to their cells.

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Aaron Hernandez Suicide Prison Riot
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Remarkably no injuries were reported.

Aaron Hernandez Suicide Prison Riot
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Hernandez, 27, was found dead on April 19 after hanging himself with a bed sheet tied to his cell window.

Aaron Hernandez Suicide Prison Riot
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Authorities attempted to revive the athlete, but he was later pronounced dead by 4:07 a.m at UMass Memorial Hospital in Leominster.

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