OJ’s Sister Explains How He’s “A Boss” In Prison, Speaks On His Possible Release
In case y’all haven’t heard the latest news, O.J. is finally going before a parole board on July 20, 2017 after nine years in the pen.’ The 69 year old troubled NFL icon has been locked up at Lovelock Correctional Facility ever since December 2007 o kidnapping and armed robbery charges. He was found guilty of stealing his own sports memorabilia back from some cats who had it inside of a Las Vegas hotel at the time.
On Tuesday (July 20th) his sister, Shirley Baker, spoke to Inside Edition about what it’s been like for O.J. behind those prison walls, as well as his upcoming release.
O.J.’s Sister On If He Should Be Released From Prison
“There’s no reason why not,” said Shirley Baker. “He’s there, he’s doing his time, he abided by the rules,” she said. “And I just hope and pray that they will give him parole.”
Shirley On O.J.’s Time In The Pen’
Although Shirley talks to her brother, O.J. every week by phone, she only gets to visit him four times a year. But her last visit was the one that meant a lot to her because their embrace:
“It was the first time in eight years I was able to put my arms around him,” she told Inside Edition of her visit to see her brother. “When he first comes out we can hug and embrace and we sit down at the table.”
His sister also satated that during their visit they had a meal together of some things straight outta the vending machine, including a beef sandwich, popcorn, a cappuccino and coffee. She revealed that O.J. is currently watching his weight though, so he mostly eats canned tuna and salmon for dinner.
Sister Explains How O’J.’s “A Boss” Behind Bars
O.J. is runnin’ things in prison…literally, but not on some ‘kingpin’ type stuff though. She explains below:
“He is in charge of the gym,” she said. “He is the boss. He makes sure all of the equipment is clean.”
O.J.’s friend/former prison guard at Lovelock Correctional Center, also revealed a few things about O.J.’s status in prison:
Via IE: A former prison guard says “The Juice” is living a life of ease and privilege behind bars and even has a flat screen TV in his cell. “He’s the Juice,” Jeffrey Felix said. “He’s O.J. Simpson. He does his thing.” Felix added that over time, he became Simpson’s buddy at the prison.
Simpson’s flat screen TV is made from clear plastic — designed in such a way that he cannot hide contraband inside. It has a 13-inch screen that costs $325 and most well-behaved inmates have one. “He likes Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Felix said. “He likes to keep up with all the gossip with them.” Simpson couldn’t watch last year’s hit series, The People Vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, because the prison doesn’t get the FX network.
Felix says that behind bars, the 68-year-old is treated like a celebrity. “He’s allowed to cut in front of lines,” he said. “The other inmates don’t care. He can go to the front of the line for chow, he can go in front of the line for canteen he goes to the front of the line for clinic for his pill call.” His life of ease includes poker games, and umpiring softball games. He also coaches the prison softball team.
Check out what else O.J.’s sister said in the video below…
Watch O.J.’s Sister’s Interview
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