At the parole hearing, Simpson provided a glimpse of his time in prison since he was sentenced to nine to 33 years behind bars. He said he has served as a counselor of sorts to other inmates who come to him with their issues. But he said he shouldn’t be compared with other inmates.
“The difference between all of their crimes and mine is, they were trying to steal other people’s property,” a graying Simpson said. “They were trying to steal other people’s money.