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Prison records show Avery's life behind bars

Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 19:11:13-05
GREEN BAY, WI -- We have startling new information about Steven Avery's life behind bars.
 
NBC26 just obtained these prison records, that reveal threats of violence, and issues with other inmates.
 
These prison records highlight incidents as recent as  September 2015, and show that Avery is confronting, and has been confronted by, fellow prisoners--some who feel Avery has violent tendencies. 
 
One incident out of the Waupun Correctional Institution in September shows convicted killer Steven Avery's cell mate complaining that: "he is disrespectful, a disgusting human being, and never leaves his cell."
 
The report goes onto say that Avery soon began to intentionally incite his cell mate, at one point allegedly saying: 'go ahead and do something, then I can sue WCJ (Waupun Correctional Institution) for not protecting me.'
 
In November of 2014, Avery's brother Earl requested another 'cease contact' order against him, claiming Avery was sending threatening letters to Earl and his wife, Candy.
 
And on February of this year, an inmate at the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility told staff that, in 2009, Avery allegedly said he, "wanted to take an extension cord, and choke" a fellow prisoner.
 
When asked why he shared the story, the inmate said, "I am concerned if it leaks to the media, I wanted to be able to say I told someone about Avery's violent threat."
 
We reached out to Avery's attorney, Kathleen Zellner, for comment. But our attempts to reach her were not returned by news time.
 
We also received incident reports on Brendan Dassey, who has kept a lower profile behind bars.
 
In one instance, guards are asked to discipline inmates who purposely call Dassey "Avery."