George Zimmerman Settles In At County Jail, Buys Playing Cards And Jolly Ranchers

George Zimmerman Settles In At County Jail, Buys Playing Cards And Beef Sticks

George Zimmerman, who earlier this week was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, seems to be settling into his new accommodations at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Fla.

His cell is about 67 square feet. There's a toilet and two beds, a pillow and some sheets. But he has no television or roommate: Because of the "high profile nature" of the case against him, Zimmerman is in a segregated unit, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

Zimmerman, 28, will get three meals a day: breakfast at 4:00 a.m., lunch at 10:30 a.m. and dinner at 4:00 p.m. He'll also get three hours of recreation time per week, weather permitting.

He has been in custody since Wednesday evening, but he has wasted no time in making his stay a bit more comfortable, according to the sheriff’s office.

So far Zimmerman has purchased $79.84 worth of toiletries, undergarments and snacks. He stocked up on Jolly Ranchers, "beef sticks," tortilla chips and root beer, contact lens solution, playing cards and shampoo, among other toiletries and sundries. His account balance is down to $41.16, according to officials.

According to a handout for inmates at the jail, use of the commissary is "a privilege and not a right," and inmates "will normally be allowed to order from the commissary two times per week." Only those on an inmate's visitation list are allowed to deposit money in their commissary account.

The pamphlet also provides information on other important jail policies, including visitation, phone calls and inmate relations.

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