A video pool of several networks including ESPN will air OJ Simpson’s parole hearing live at 10am PT on Thursday July 20th.
A special 90 minute “Outside the Lines” will air on ESPN on Thursday detailing the events that surround OJ and the Nevada case he was a part of. Some former officials of the Nevada State parole board have said that he will be treated just like any other prisoner despite the worldwide coverage. “That’s really the beauty of the system: It’s the same for everyone,” said Dorla Salling, who served as chair of the parole board from 2000-2009. “It doesn’t matter what your name is.”
Of course if that were true then he would have never been sent to prison in the first place but I digress. Simpson will have the opportunity to speak during the hearing and his lawyer is confident he will be set free. “He’s going to get parole,’’ said Yale Galanter, who represented Simpson during the 2008 trial, “Parole in the state of Nevada is really based on how you behave in prison, and by all accounts he’s been a model prisoner.
Back in 2008, Judge Jackie Glass sentenced him to 33 years behind bars, with the possibility of parole after nine years, Simpson turned 70 last weekend.