O.J. Simpson (Image source: Los Angeles County Jail)

Former NFL star O.J. Simpson has been reportedly caught red-handed violating prison rules by a female corrections officer. According to The Daily Mail, Simpson was observed by the corrections officer masturbating in his prison cell which is against the rules.

Brook Keast, a public information officer for the Nevada Department of Corrections, said that an inmate masturbating in his cell can be considered a violation “if the officer believes the inmate’s actions were intentional.”

Because the “The Juice”  decided to self-juice, he may be in violation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, a  federal law dealing with the sexual assault of prisoners.  In some states masturbation by prisoners is considered to be a sexual violation.

Keast went on to further state, “It’s up to the discretion of the correctional officer to decide the intent. If the officer believes the actions were intentional the inmate would be written up for MJ30 violation.

“A hearing would be held where the inmate will be given a chance to testify and tell his version of events. If found guilty by prison officials the severity of the punishment would vary depending on what prison officials believe the intentions of the violation were, It could range from something as a simple write-up to good time credited [sic] being taken away from the inmate. It depends on a lot of factors.”

Simpson has been a model prisoner since being jailed at the facility and reportedly firmly believed that he would be paroled at the age of 70. He is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence for armed robbery of sports memorabilia that he felt he owned.

 

 

Mo Barnes

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Maurice “Mo” Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.