UPDATED: O. J. Simpson Focuses Increased Attention to Nevada’s Parole System
UPDATE: July 20, 2017
O.J. Simpson was granted parole after meeting with four of the seven parole commissioners via teleconference from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Pershing County, Nev. The four deliberated for about a half hour before unanimously voting in favor of Simpson’s parole. The commissioners cited their belief that Simpson would present a low risk to commit another crime, that he has strong community support, and his plans for after his release, which includes moving to Florida.
The board heard from Simpson’s daughter Arnelle Simpson, 48, and the victim of Simpson’s crime, Bruce Fromong. Fromong, who considers Simpson a friend, stated, “He is not a threat, he is a good man… I feel it is time to give him a second chance.”
After the announcement of the Board’s decision, Simpson exclaimed, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
David Roger, the former District Attorney who prosecuted the case against Simpson said, “I think he will probably make it on parole. However, it will not be easy for him. He’s going to be under a microscope.” Florida will have to accept Simpson as a parolee before he is able to move to that state. Simpson’s parole will begin after serving the minimum nine years of his sentence as of, October 1, 2017.