CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses sexual assault.

Disgraced NRL star Jarryd Hayne is finding it hard to adjust to life behind bars, with several of his recent requests for creature comforts being denied, according to The Daily Telegraph.

A source told the newspaper that Hayne asked guards over an intercom for things like Foxtel and for his clothes to be washed more regularly. All of his requests were denied.

“They told him, he’s in jail, no inmate gets Foxtel,” the source said.

“[He] gets none of his creature comforts, no doonas to keep warm at night. No delicious foods. No going and seeing friends.”

On top of this and getting his laundry done one once a week (as opposed to whenever he wants), Hayne is also resigned to eating aeroplane-quality food for the time being.

One of Hayne’s recent dinners reportedly consisted of boiled eggs with coleslaw, a tomato and cucumber.

If he wants anything a bit nicer, he’ll have to get a prison job in order to buy groceries. Prisoners in NSW who opt to work usually get paid well under $100 per week which says a lot about how brutal prison life is.

The former Parramatta Eels player was also recently separated from the rest of the inmates after an incident where other prisoners pelted fruit at him when they recognised who he was in the yard.

“All the crims threw their ­apples at him. Just cheap apples. Nothing fancy,” a prison source told The Sunday Telegraph earlier in May.

Hayne was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison earlier this year on two counts of aggravated sexual assault.

In her victim statement, the now-28-year-old women who he raped said she felt “dirty and violated”.

“My body remembers and my mind won’t let me forget” she said in a statement read to the court earlier this year.

“This assault has changed me. It changed my direction and who I was.

“I don’t remember the last time I had a proper sleep.”

Hayne won’t be eligible for parole until January 2025.


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