Simpson will have the opportunity to speak directly to the parole board on July 20, and try to convince them that he should be released. In either case, a decision is expected on the day of the hearing. He's been told there will be media tents outside, pool reporters in his room and the Carson City hearing room, and cameras sending a live feed to the media outside.
Several anchors and commentators are involved in covering the hearing.
Simpson is now being held at the Lovelock Correctional Center.
Simpson has served more than nine years of a 33-year sentence imposed after he was found guilty in 2008 of armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges stemming from a confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas casino hotel in September 2007. If there is a tie, Simpson's parole will be denied for six month and a new hearing would be scheduled.
There will be all kinds of ways to get the live feed to the public from inside the hearing. If paroled - which legal pundits say is possible, even likely - he could be released October 1.
The parole board did grant parole for some of Simpson's offenses at that time.
Those parole board commissioners must decide whether one of the most infamous men in the nation, imprisoned almost a decade ago for a bungled Las Vegas robbery, walks out of prison. ESPN Films, of course, scored big time with its O.J.: Made in America documentary, the 2016 five-part series directed by Ezra Edelman that won a Best Feature Documentary Oscar for its theatrical run. "From what I've been told, the primary focus of his life is to get parole right now", David Ng told USA Today.
When asked about Simpson's financial situation, Scotto said Simpson still has money from a personal pension in which Simpson invested $5 million many years ago, a Screen Actors Guild pension from his acting and producing credits and his National Football League pension that pays $1,700 a month. Whether he is released or not, there will be a lot of news coverage about his hearing.