OJ Simpson released from Nevada prison

Posted October 02, 2017

"Our biggest concern was our safety and the public's safety and not wanting anybody, paparazzi, to follow him".

On Sunday, shortly after midnight, Orenthal James Simpson, a.k.a. O.J., began his new life, after serving almost a decade behind bars. During his highly publicized parole hearing, the four Nevada parole board commissioners present unanimously voted for his early release, citing the support Simpson had from his family and his disciplinary-free record while in prison, where he also took anti-violence classes.

Unlike when he walked free after his murder trial in 1995, Simpson faces parole supervision for another five years. In other words, he could own a home and not be forced to sell it to pay damages resulting from the civil suit.Officials were unsure where he was headed on Sunday, but Florida prison officials said they hadn't received any documents that he would be in the Sunshine State, according to the Associated Press.

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Simpson's ultimate destination remains unclear.

His intended destination is unknown, but he told the parole board that he plans on moving to Florida to be with friends and family.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said earlier in the week that Simpson was not welcome in Florida. "I wish it would have never happened".

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FILE PHOTO: O.J. Simpson reacts during his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. on July 20, 2017.

"He's not going to hide", Scotto said, as noted by CNN.

He said items were stolen from him and went to retrieve them with some of his associates. He was enshrined to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. He lived in Los Angeles at the time of the murders. Corrections officials would have 45 days, though Bondi said a decision likely would come much sooner.

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To avoid media attention, Simpson exited the prison at night and was picked up by an unidentified friend. Among the reasons given for granting Simpson parole were that he complied with prison rules, had no previous criminal convictions and posed a minimal safety risk to the public.