No, O.J. Simpson did not risk parole by masturbating in his cell — but a cookie almost brought him down

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that O.J. Simpson may have compromised his upcoming parole hearing by getting caught masturbating in his prison cell at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.

But the prison addressed the report, *mostly* denying in, in a statement to TMZ:

“It is against Nevada Dept. of Corrections policy to release inmate disciplinary history to the public. It is also against policy to release inaccurate information. No official from our department would have released the information in question.”

The statement might seem a little murky, but there does not appear to be any prohibition against self-stimulation in prison, assuming it is done in privacy.

A more credible report indicates that O.J. Simpson got lucky after he flagrantly violated a prison rule in front of a security guard.

USA Today reports that shortly after Simpson was incarcerated, a fellow inmate with a job in food services stole cookies during his shift and shared them with inmates on his floor. Simpson reportedly ate the cookie in plain view of a security guard, who asked where he got it.

“Being the loud O.J. he is, the guard in the bubble saw him eating a cookie,’’ Jeffrey Felix, a former correctional officer at the prison, told USA Today.

“And of course she said, ‘Where’d you get the cookie from?’ Well, O.J. doesn’t lie. He got it from a guy, a culinary worker.”

After he was written up, Simpson reportedly turned to Felix for help.

“He said, ‘I can’t have a write-up because I won’t get my parole,’” Felix said .

And Felix came to his aid, essentially strong-arming the female guard into ignoring the violation. He reportedly convinced her it would permanently affect her reputation, and she would forever be known as “Cookie Monster.”

“So she tore it up,” Felix told USA Today.

Simpson will face the parole board on Thursday. If the decision goes his way, he could be out of prison by October, nine month into a 33-year sentence for armed robbery.

CrimeOnline will host a livestream of the parole hearing starting Thursday afternoon.

 

Feature photo: Associated Press