Inside Jail With Zimmerman: Jolly Ranchers, No TV

Plus: Protesters boycott firms with 'Stand Your Ground' ties

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 13, 2012 8:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – George Zimmerman is being held in a Sanford jail until he posts bail, and the Orlando Sentinel gives an inside look at his conditions. He's under protective "administrative confinement" thanks to the level of media attention on his case. He doesn't get to watch TV or use tobacco—but he's got a supply of Jolly Ranchers, Nutri-Grain bars, and Tostitos he bought from the commissary, using money donated by his visitors. He also has access to the jail's books and magazines. He gets three meals a day, at 4am, 10:30am, and 4pm; he's also allowed three hours of recreation time per week. Click for the whole breakdown.

Meanwhile, anger over the Trayvon Martin case has prompted boycotts of companies including AT&T, Wal-Mart, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson over their connection to the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Washington Post reports. The group has taken heat recently for its support of "Stand Your Ground" laws, and has seen firms ranging from Coca-Cola to Kraft abandon it.

George Zimmerman, center, is directed by a Seminole County Deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.
George Zimmerman, center, is directed by a Seminole County Deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool)
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