Bristol County prosecutors agreed Thursday that Aaron Hernandez can be moved to a jail closer to Boston, but strongly rejected complaints from defense attorneys for the former New England Patriots star that he has been mistreated by the Bristol County sheriff’s office, according to court papers.

Hernandez has been held at the Bristol County jail in Dartmouth since his arrest June 26, 2013, for allegedly murdering Odin L. Lloyd in North Attleborough that month, but he is now also facing two first-degree murder charges in Suffolk County for the killings of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston in July 2012.

Hernandez’s Boston-based attorneys recently asked that Hernandez be transferred to another jail while he is awaiting his trials, which are not expected to begin for several months. Hernandez is to be tried in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River for the Lloyd murder and in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston for the murders of Abreu and Furtado.

Hernandez’s attorneys have also questioned the way their client has been treated by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who provided prosecutors with tape-recorded conversations between Hernandez and has given prosecutors information that led to charges that Hernandez assaulted an inmate at the jail.

The lawyers said they spend upwards of two hours traveling to Bristol County to speak with their client, and have asked for him to be moved closer to Boston.