By Pawel Pronishev
On Wednesday at Clark County Supreme Court, the boxing world got a shot in the arm when WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. was given a 90 day jail sentence The boxer received a six month term, with 90 days of the sentence being suspended, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery domestic violence and harassment. The charges are connected to a physical confrontation with the mother of his three children, Josie Harris, which took place in September 2010. The judge ordered Mayweather to surrender on January 6th to begin his term at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.
Officer Bill Cassell told an NBC news affiliate in Nevada, that Mayweather will probably be segregated for his protection from the other 3,400 prisoners, at least for the first week. Mayweather will get a standard-issue blue jail jumpsuit with the letters CCDC and orange slippers.
He'll be held in a standard administrative segregation cell, about 6-by-10 feet, or "about the size of a small walk-in closet," Cassell said. Cells have a bunk, stainless steel toilet and sink, a concrete desk with a permanently bolted stool and two small vertical windows.
Cassell said Mayweather will be able to deposit any amount of money into a jail account to purchase snacks, candy, soap and personal hygiene items from the jail commissary. Reading glasses, which cost $7, is the most expensive item available.
During his first week in jail, Mayweather would have about an hour a day out of his cell with access to an exercise yard. Depending on his behavior, Mayweather could later get several hours a day for exercise with other inmates also being held in protective custody.
Good behavior and work time could knock up to 30 days off Mayweather's sentence, Cassell said. That would give Mayweather an early March release date.