O.J. Simpson freed from prison in Northern Nevada

O.J. Simpson became a free man at 12:08 a.m. Sunday when he was released from Lovelock Correctional Center in Northern Nevada.

Simpson was released from prison and out on parole after serving nine years for armed robbery, Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast confirmed Sunday morning.

She said he was released from Lovelock Correctional Center in Northern Nevada at 12:08 a.m. Sunday, just minutes after he was eligible for release. He had been expected to be taken to High Desert State Prison outside Las Vegas, but Keast said the high-profile nature of the case and public safety concerns prompted officials to release him directly from Lovelock. 

“We had to make sure that we could do this safely and without incident,” Keast said. “And we did.”

Keast said she did not know Simpson’s destination after his release or who picked him up.

She said it was out of the ordinary for a prisoner to be released on a weekend, but she said officials worried a media presence could prove dangerous to Simpson, corrections staff and the surrounding communities.

She said Simpson didn’t want to be photographed.

“Just like he’s been through his entire stay, he avoided media,” Keast said. “He was true to form.”

Per Keast, a prison official told Simpson, “Don’t come back.”

“I don’t intend to,” he replied.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts
Read More

Y2023 HOS Games: Participants Charged With Maintaining Spirit Of Sportsmanship

All the participants in the forthcoming 17th Edition of the Inter-Agency Football competition, known as the ‘HOS Games’, among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) including Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State have been implored to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship throughout the competition.