OJ Simpson's Parole Hearing Is Coming To A TV Near You

Posted July 18, 2017

Should the former football and movie star's parole hearing go well, Simpson could be out as early as October 1, 2017.

He's been behind bars since his conviction on armed robbery and kidnapping charges nine years ago.

The 70-year-old former National Football League player was sentenced to a minimum of nine years and a maximum of 33 years in prison, for kidnapping and burglary in 2008.

Simpson was convicted of trying to take pieces of sports memorabilia that he claimed was stolen from him. "The media still portrays him in a negative light because he was acquitted of the murders [of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman]". These members will be in Carson City while Simpson will be in the Lovelock Correctional Center.

Simpson has reportedly been an ideal prisoner, and his chances are very good for being released. The 90-minute broadcast will start at 1 p.m. and will cover the hearing in Carson City, Nevada as it happens in real time.

Simpson won parole in 2013 on a portion of the charges.

Just like his murder trial, Simpson's parole hearing will likely dominate the airwaves. Stewart, served 27 months in prison before the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that he should have been tried separately from Simpson.

Due to the extreme interest in the case, the parole board is expected to make a decision about Simpson's eligibility within hours of the hearing; it usually takes days for a decision to be made.

The commissioners will consider 11 objective criteria before deciding whether to grant Simpson parole, according to state guidelines.

The board will look at Simpson's personal and past criminal background, as well as whether he has a history of drug or alcohol abuse, along with the severity of the crime, said Patton. (Nevada holds parole hearings roughly three months ahead of time.) His release would likely come with numerous conditions, and he would nearly certainly be required to check in regularly with a parole officer.

"In terms of what he does with the rest of his life, " Galanter said, "if he was sitting next to me I'd say, 'Listen, be thankful you got out in nine years".