OJ Simpson was caught masturbating in his cell, might be denied parole

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OJ Simpson was caught masturbating in his cell, might be denied parole

The saga of OJ Simpson, the Hall of Fame running back who was at the center of one of the most infamous murder trials in US history in the mid-90s, continues this week.

"What plays against him is the ghost of the murders", Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson told Reuters on Tuesday. "The fascination with the life of this former football star, famous actor, and felon - has not waned in half a century", Craig Bengtson, an ESPN vice president and director of news, said in a press release. "There are no absolutes anytime you're dealing with administrative boards, but this is as close to a non-personal decision as you can get". Simpson, now 70 years old, is eligible for parole after serving nine years of his 9- to 33-year sentence, which was granted in 2008.

There are a few ways to watch Simpson's parole hearing on Thursday at 1 p.m. EST, for which more than 240 media credentials have reportedly been granted.

He was granted parole on part of the sentence in a hearing in July 2013, but if the board rules in his favor this time, he can be released from prison this October 1, after almost nine full years behind bars.

Other factors include an investigation into the inmate's conduct while in prison, a prior criminal history, and whether they are convicted of a violent crime which is the case for Simpson.

"It's nearly like a wow, blast from the past and it's nearly a nostalgia thing so people who lived through it are remembering what it was like watching the trial, watching all the characters", said Bogardus.

Arnett said that while he worked at Lovelock, Simpson was a model prisoner who called the guards "sir" and showed respect. "Mr. Simpson fits that description".

O.J. Simpson stands at the end of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court on May 17, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Heisman Trophy victor has been incarcerated since 2008 after receiving a sentence of nine to 33 years for the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers.

The key players in the trial that led to his sentence are not household names, unlike those in the 1995 trial that ended with Simpson's acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend.

A source told the news website: 'OJ is facing a disciplinary hearing after being written up for masturbating in his prison cell. It remains largely unpaid.

Although both television treatments sought to put the trial into the context of the times in Los Angeles, there has never been an easy conclusion about his innocence, and 2016 research by The Washington Post found that opinion about whether Simpson had committed murder still breaks down along racial lines, but the divide has narrowed.

Simpson's former defense attorney Alan Dershowitz appeared on an episode of Scoop B Radio. He vowed to remain dogged in seeking to collect on the judgment against Simpson.

Simpson has already earned good-behavior credits that would allow him to go free in 2022 even if he is denied parole.

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