Nick Hogan

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Nick Hogan's got himself some company.

Two days after a judge denied his request to be transferred out of solitary confinement, Hulk Hogan's son, who's serving time for a DUI crash that seriously injured his friend, was moved into a communal cell after a routine assessment of the ever-in-flux jail population, according to a spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Hogan, whose real last name is Bollea, was cooling his heels in an isolated maximum-security cell because, at 17 years of age, he was considered too young to live among the jail's general population.

Attorney Kevin Hayslett argued in a motion filed Friday that his client was undergoing "cruel and unusual punishment" that didn't fit the crime by being housed in those conditions. He requested Hogan either be granted house arrest until his 18th birthday or at least moved out of the concrete block he'd been calling home to be with other nonviolent inmates.

A judge refused a transfer but, according to the jail rep, a spot for Hogan opened up following a review of current housing assignments. The teen is now sharing space with three other juvenile offenders.

Hogan, who will turn 18 on July 27, was sentenced in an adult court to eight months behind bars after pleading no contest to reckless driving involving serious bodily injury.

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