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Oscar Pistorius moved to Attridgeville prison

Nxumalo said the centre was better suited to cater for Pistorius's disability and had a better rehabilitation programme.

Oscar Pistorius was moved from Kgosi Mampuru prison to Attridgeville prison earlier this month.

The department of correctional services confirmed on Monday that the former Paralympian was moved at his own request.

“Careful consideration led to the decision that the facility [Atteridgeville prison] was best to accommodate him,” said correctional services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo.

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Nxumalo said the centre was better suited to cater for Pistorius’s disability and had a better rehabilitation programme.

“The prison houses offenders serving up to six years in prison, and has rehabilitation and development programmes for inmates.”

During recent upgrades, Atteridgeville prison also installed bathtubs for disabled criminals.

The department said Pistorius was adjusting well in the new prison.

“He is finding the new facility okay and we have not received any complaints from him,” he said.

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Pistorius is serving a six-year prison term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, after a culpable homicide conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal this year. Prosecutors have appealed the sentence, saying it did not fit the crime.

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