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Ohio kidnapper will be imprisoned in isolation

Saturday, August 03, 2013
Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. Ariel Castro was charged while his brothers, Pedro and Onil Castro, were held but faced no immediate charges. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The Cleveland man sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive over a decade and raping them repeatedly will start his term isolated from other inmates.

A spokeswoman for Ohio's prisons department says Ariel Castro won't go into general population once he enters the state's prison system. She says it's for his own protection because of his high profile.

Castro remained in a Cleveland jail Friday, a day after a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years. He will undergo medical and mental health evaluations after arriving in prison.

Castro had struck a deal with prosecutors that spared him from a possible death sentence before admitting to imprisoning the women in his home. He has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, kidnapping and rape.
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