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O.J. Simpson Has Been Granted Parole. What Happens Next?

After his release from prison, which could be as soon as Oct. 1, the former athlete will have to report monthly to a parole officer

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    OJ Simpson Granted Parole

    O.J. Simpson has been granted parole by a Nevada Parole Board. He will be eligible to be released from prison as soon as Oct. 1. (Published Thursday, July 20, 2017)

    A Nevada parole board voted unanimously Thursday to grant O.J. Simpson’s request for an early release from prison, but this doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a free man.

    "Parole is but one step out of the prison gate," Loyola Law School professor and longtime Simpson case commentator Laurie Levenson told NBC News.

    After his release from prison, which could be as soon as Oct. 1, Simpson will have to report monthly to a parole officer. He'll also be barred from drinking alcohol and subject to random drug searches and screenings until the terms of his parole end in 2022. If Simpson violates the terms, he could be sent back to prison.

    Simpson, now 70,  is widely known for his 1995 acquittal in the slayings of his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles. In 2008, he was sentenced to a minimum nine years in prison for committing an armed heist at a Las Vegas hotel in a botched attempt to recover sports memorabilia from his days as a football star.

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    (Published Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018)