OJ Simpson freed from Nevada prison after 9 years

OJ Simpson freed from Nevada prison after 9 years

OJ Simpson freed from Nevada prison after 9 years

She said the dead-of-night release from the prison located about 90 miles east of Reno, Nevada, was conducted to avoid media attention.

Release plans need to be finalised for Simpson to be freed, perhaps as early as tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada prisons official Brooke Keast said.

He had been serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 10 other charges over a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel.

Simpson's lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, once told ABC News, "He wants to go to Florida, he wants to see his family and hug his family on the outside of prison ..."

Of course, Simpson's life has been anything but "conflict-free". Simpson denied having a substance abuse problem and also said he attended rehabilitation courses focusing on mediation.

Simpson was dressed in blue jeans, a jean jacket, white tennis shoes, and a baseball hat. The footage then showed a nighttime scene of a darkened street apparently outside the prison.

He was reportedly picked up by an unidentified friend.

Simpson was released from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada around 12:08 a.m.

OJ Simpson had made an unsuccessful bid for parole in 2013.

Simpson was jailed in 2008 after a botched raid aimed at stealing sports memorabilia.

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A lawyer representing Ron Goldman's family told Associated Press this amount had almost doubled with interest under Californian state law, and that the family would continue to seek payment from Simpson after his release.

He becomes eligible for release Sunday (09-01-17), but LaVergne said he doesn't know where or when it will happen.

Simpson said during his parole hearing in July he planned to live with friend Tom Scotto in the Sunshine state.

His five years of parole supervision could be reduced with credits for good behaviour.

Bondi asked the Florida Department of Corrections in a letter to notify authorities in Nevada that Florida objects to granting Simpson permission to transfer to Florida to serve his parole. She had first met Simpson when she was 18 and he was married to his first wife. "I don't have any information on where he's going".

The 70-year-old will "focus on kids, friends, his family and golf" following his release, a longtime friend of "the Juice" told CNN.

The midnight timing was "to ensure public safety and reduce the potential for incident", the department said in a brief statement that accompanied the video and a photo showing Simpson signing some papers.

A message from Rep. Jared Polis's (D-Colo.) Twitter account warned people to "watch out" for their children after O.J. Simpson's release from prison early Sunday.

Forms aside, there is obviously the issue of Simpson going back to the state where Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered - providing him extra police protection would be costly and controversial.

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