Trayvon Martin case: George Zimmerman's new life
George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, lived with his wife in a rented townhome at the Retreat at Twin Lakes gated community for approximately two years. Before that, he apparently lived with his parents, who own a home in affluent Lake Mary, Florida, just up Interstate 4 from Sanford.
His life will be different now.
Zimmerman now spends his days inside a 67 square foot cell at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, less than 9 miles from his former home.
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His cell designed to hold two inmates — with a toilet and two beds. But, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Zimmerman has the cell to himself, as he has been placed in “administrative confinement,” segregated from the general population, for his own safety.
Zimmerman’s possessions at the facility consist of a mattress, a pillow, bedsheets and a blanket. Inmates at the facility are not allowed to smoke, and have no access to television. They are allowed to have books and magazines from the facility’s library cart, or mailed to them from outside. They are allowed to have a Bible.
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