The Juice Is Loose! OJ Simpson Released From Prison After Nine Years

Emilio Banks
October 2, 2017

The disgraced former National Football League star was freed from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Las Vegas after serving nine years in jail, and the Nevada Department of Corrections shared a video that captured the very moment that the controversial figure walked through the doors, enjoying his first seconds of freedom.

The Facebook post also included a photo and video of Simpson as he left the building and walked into the parking lot.

"I told him, 'Don't come back, ' and he responded, 'I don't intend to, '" Brooke Keast, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections, told CNN.

The infamous O.J. Simpson, 70, was released prison after midnight in Nevada on Sunday after serving nine years of hard time for armed robbery. Unlike the last time he went free, 22 years ago, he will face restrictions - up to five years of parole supervision.

"One hundred percent Mr. Simpson will be able to move to Florida", he said Sunday.

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However, Bondi said on "Fox and Friends" that she might have no legal way to keep Simpson out of Florida. Simpson was later found liable in a civil case for the slayings in 1997 and ordered to pay the victims' families $33.5 million.

Keast says the dead-of-night release from the prison about 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Reno, Nevada, was conducted to avoid media attention. "Maybe not the first day or second, but he is going to go out".

"We needed to do this to ensure public safety and to avoid any possible incident", Keast said over the phone.

Two of Simpson's children live in the Tampa Bay area and his lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday that the former football star will live in Florida as planned after being released.

Simpson has personally expressed an interest in going back to Florida, and Scotto said he expects his friend will move back there and buy a home, if his parole allows it. The Nevada parole board forbids parolees from associating with convicted felons and people who engage in criminal activity, or possessing guns and drugs. He was eventually acquitted in 1995, but many questioned whether he got away with murder.

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