Now that George Zimmerman is behind bars, we get an inside look at what life will be like for the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on February 26th inside a Sanford, FL gated community.
Zimmerman is currently being held and was booked into John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County, Florida.
Upon arrival police took note of his tattoos, including “theatrical masks” on his left arm, as well as a “Christina inside a cross” on his chest.
In addition to the duo of tattoos, the booking records show that Zimmerman is “unemployed.” and listed as 5-foot-8 and weighing 185 lbs.
His arrest record states he was taken into custody in Sanford, although not at the location listed as his home address.
As for his first day in the slammer, Zimmerman ordered nearly $80 worth of goods from the commissary, and the list indicates he may be planning for a prolonged stay.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff, Zimmerman’s list of goods include:
Soap, deodorant, contact lens solution, underwear, socks, two puzzle books, playing cards, a calling card, a cereal bar, Jolly Ranchers, an orange, popcorn, Tostitos, cookies, root beer, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
In a press release, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office wrote:
George Zimmerman remains at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility (JEPCF) on a no-bond status and is currently being housed in administrative confinement. He has been placed in this status (segregated from the general population) due to the high profile nature of the case.
Zimmerman’s cell is designed to hold two inmates and is approximately 67 square feet. It is equipped with a toilet and two beds. A mattress, pillow, bed sheets, and blanket are provided. No photos will be provided of his cell or of any other cells inside the JEPCF.”
Inmates housed at the JEPCF are not provided access to televisions and are not permitted to use or possess tobacco products. Inmates are provided access to books and magazines from the facility’s library cart. They may also have books and magazines delivered directly to them from the publisher of the periodical. Bibles are also permitted.
The JEPCF assesses a $10 booking fee and a $3 per day subsistence fee. This fee is deducted from the inmate’s trust account.
The JEPCF has a design capacity of 1396 inmates.
Yesterday we reported that in addition to Zimmerman’s appearance before a judge, according to his lawyer Mark O’Mara, he also wants to apologize to Trayvon’s mother and father.
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