Better jail for Oscar



November 15, 2016
Better jail for Oscar

RELOCATED: Oscar Pistorius

The convicted murderer wasn't happy with his living quarters, so the government transferred him.

Oscar Pistorius was no longer happy with his jail cell and asked authorities to move him.

The government confirmed that the convicted murderer has been moved at his request to a prison that is better able to accommodate disabled offenders.

The Department of Correctional Services said yesterday that the former Paralympian was transferred from Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria to the nearby Atteridgeville Correctional Centre, which recently installed bathtubs during upgrades for disabled criminals.

It says the Atteridgeville prison houses offenders serving up to six years in prison, and has rehabilitation and development programmes for inmates, reports AP.

Officials say double-amputee Pistorius’ disability previously required that he be held in a Kgosi Mampuru remand centre lacking such facilities.

Prosecutors have appealed the sentence, which they say is lenient.

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