Castro Could Be Target In Prison

Dan Abrams discusses the Cleveland sex offender's sentencing, and what will happen to him in prison.
1:38 | 08/02/13

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We want to bring in our chief legal affairs anchor, dan abrams. Michelle knight, the power and the strength to get to that microphone and say what she said was remarkable yesterday. And equally transfixing was this nearly 20-minute long diatribe from ariel castro. Could the judge have stopped that? Theoretically, he could have. But let's be clear here. Castro has a right to make a statement. And the statement can be about anything that could lead the judge to give him a more lenient sentence. He has a lot of leeway. The last thing the court wants is to create an issue on appeal. With that said, when he started attacking the victim, could he have stepped in? Yeah. He could have. Let's stick to the mitigation questions. But the judge was erring on the side of caution. What happens to castro now? The first thing that's going to happen, he's going to go to an institution and be evaluated as to his level of violence. That will determine which facility he's sent to. They know he's being sent to the one that's the most protected. And people are saying, he should be in solitary confinement. We know he will be initially. But if he's in solitary confi confinement for a long time. That's not to punish him. That's to protect him from other inmates. There's going to be concerns that ariel castro could be a target in prison. And you're back with the latest on aaron hernandez.

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