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CLEVELAND -- Accused kidnapper Ariel Castro is expected to undergo a psychiatric evaluation this week, and could be moved off the mental health floor of the Cuyahoga County jail depending on the results.

Castro is being held on $8 million bond for the kidnapping of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus. Castro is accused of holding the three women hostage for up to 10 years in his Seymour Avenue home.

Jail guards are required to record their observations of Castro every 10 minutes because he's on suicide watch.

Records the Investigator Tom Meyer obtained show that Castro spends much of his time resting, sleeping, eating, and looking out the window of his small cell.

One guard observed him walking around his cell naked on the same day that he asked a guard for the time and for the temperature outside.

Castro has been in isolation for only a few weeks and already he's getting a taste of what the three women experienced inside his Seymour Avenue home.  Police say they were allowed outside only twice in the 10 years they were held captive.

The warden describes Castro as a polite prisoner who has not caused any problems.

He appears to care about his personal hygine, as records show he showers and brushes his teeth regularly.

He has also asked guards for cleaning supplies and a brush to sanitize his cell and toilet.

A nearby inmate was removed from the area when he tried to provoke Castro by claiming to be the father of Michelle Knight.

Castro is allowed to talk with his two attorneys, Craig Weintraub and Jaye Schlachet, during reasonable hours.  He has asked to make phone calls to them on several occasions.

Since Weintraub and Schlachet spoke exclusively to Channel 3 News on May 14, they have not returned phone calls or responded to e-mails and text messages.

"Check the docket," said Weintraub, when asked how's the case developing during a chance encounter on Cleveland's Public Square.

Earlier they told Meyer that Castro finds life in isolation "extremely uncomfortable and unsettling."

"He doesn't have a television. He doesn't have a radio. He doesn't have access to magazines, newspapers and he's completely isolated from society," said Schlachet.

"It's not the Ritz-Carlton and we wouldn't expect it to be the Ritz-Carlton.  It's been difficult," said Weintraub.

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