Plaxico Burress Heckled by Fellow Inmates Upon Arrival at Rikers
Cue the most obvious statement you'll read all day:
"He was depressed," one of the guards told the Post after Burress spent his first night behind bars. "He was trying to keep to himself, but everyone was yelling at him."
Fortunately for Burress, his stay at Rikers was short -- by Wednesday, he had already been moved from Rikers to the medium-security Ulster Correctional Facility in Napanoch, N.Y., where he'll be evaluated before he's moved to a permanent location.
While at Ulster, Burress will be under protective custody and mostly kept from the other prisoners.
"He will be separated from the inmate population at all times and confined to a single cell," Corrections Department spokeswoman Linda Foglia said. "He'll only get out for three hours of recreation per day, plus his required meetings with counselors and medical and mental health staffers. He's allowed three showers a week and one visit per weekend. At 11 p.m., it's lights out."
Burress also will be trading in his No. 17 jersey for his new inmate number, 09-R-3260.
According to the Post, the earliest that Burress can be released from jail on good behavior is June 6, 2011.