OJ Simpson Appears for His Parole Hearing

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OJ Simpson in Ninth Year of 33-Year Sentence

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OJ Simpson, 70, was convicted in 2008 of several felonies. These included kidnapping and robbery at a Las Vegas Hotel the year before. He was sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison. Today is his first chance for a release from prison since he is nearing the low-end of his sentencing range. Simpson described himself as “a good guy.” Some of his self-description contrast with the image of him as a man who abused his wife and faced charges of murder to which he was later acquitted.

OJ Simpson Faces Four Commissioners

Simpson participated by video link from the Lovelock Correctional Center while the four members of the Nevada state’s seven-person Board of Parole Commissioners were meeting in Carson City, Nevada. Due to his age and the fact that he has been a model prisoner, these factors weighed on their decision. And, after the four commissioners met in private, to discuss the parole, they returned and decided to offer him parole on Oct. 1. There can be some conditions on his release. for example, the commissioners can require him to go to a halfway house. They might also require that he remains living in Nevada although his goal is to move to Florida. During this time, if he violates the terms, he could then be sent back to prison and serve up to the full 33-year sentence minus time credited for good conduct.

In less than three months OJ Simpson will be released, providing he continues to live as a “model prisoner,” from prison and he will return to a life that will probably be somewhat new to him.