Posted July 23, 2017 by Mark Hauser
O.J. Simpson was recently granted parole and will be released from prison on October 1st, 2017 after serving nine years of incarceration for armed robbery. Simpson had by all accounts been a model prisoner — he had no negative incidents and he helped out fellow prisoners. This was the main reason that the parole board granted his parole. It certainly wasn’t because of what he said to the parole board since he showed little remorse or acknowledgement that what he did that led to his imprisonment was wrong. He spent a lot time trying to convince the board that he should have never been convicted in the first place. This was a mistake since he has already been convicted and the board wants to hear that he realizes that what he did was wrong, that he was sorry that he did it, and that he won’t do something like that again.
You can’t fix a problem or change your behavior if you don’t acknowledge that you have a problem in the first place. It was obvious that Simpson has not changed and that he is still in denial that he has an anger problem and is easily capable of violence. I don’t think Simpson came across as someone who was rehabilitated while locked up. Luckily for him, nine years was a long time for the crime that he committed and the parole board I am sure was aware of that fact.