CARSON CITY, Nev. -- (KRXI) -- Just days before O.J. Simpson is eligible to be released from prison on October 1, Washoe County Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner has introduced a bill inspired by Simpson's parole hearing.
Krasner worked with high-profile civil rights attorney Gloria Allred to draft the bill that would force the Nevada Parole Board to consider past domestic violence convictions when deciding if an inmate should be granted parole.
Krasner said, "Unfortunately, Nevada consistently ranks as one of the worst states in the nation for domestic violence."
The assemblywoman said the goal of the bill proposed at the Nevada legislature this week is to try to reduce repeat domestic violence offenders. "This comes up now because O.J. Simpson is scheduled to be released from prison on October 1."
Gloria Allred also spoke at a press conference on Tuesday morning. She said she was motivated to help draft the bill after watching Simpson's nationally-televised parole hearing.
Allred believes it's possible the outcome of that hearing may have been different if the parole board considered Simpson's past convictions. "In 1989, Mr. Simpson was convicted of misdemeanor battery of his wife, Nicole."