Oscar Pistorius: Correctional supervision conditions

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Oscar Pistorius to be released from jail

Former Paralympian athlete, Oscar Pistorius will be released from jail on Tuesday, 20 October. The Department of Correctional Services have released a statement wherein they confirmed that Pistorius is to be placed under correctional supervision. “The Parole Board considered all submissions‚ including the offender’s profile report‚ the directives of the Parole Review Board and the submission of the victim’s family.”

The Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Supervision Parole also stated: ‘Upon careful consideration of the facts placed before the Parole Board as contained in the G326 (Profile Report) submitted by the Case Management Committee in terms of Section 42 (2)/* 79 of the Correctional Services Act of 1998‚ the Parole Board decided to place Mr. Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from 2015/10/20 until 2019/10/20”.

“The Parole Board has also given the offender his correctional supervision conditions which include the directives of the Parole Review Board in respect of continued psychotherapy and prohibitions in line with the Fire Arms Control Act Section 103.”

On Valentine’s Day 2013, the world woke to the shocking news that Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, 29-year old model and law-graduate, Reeva Steenkamp, in the early morning hours. Pistorius claimed he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder. He fired several shots through a closed toilet door, hitting Steenkamp.

Pistorius was found guilty in court on an account of culpable homicide. He was handed down a 5-year sentence. Judge Thokozile Masipa found he killed Steenkamp by mistake, although he acted “negligently” when he fired shots through a closed door. Pistorius also received a suspended sentence for an unrelated firearms charge. He served a year of his sentence in the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria, and will now be placed under house arrest on Tuesday.

According to an article titled Oscar Pistorius Biography on The Biography.com website, the double amputee is considered to be the “fastest man on no legs.”

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References

http://www.biography.com/people/oscar-pistorius-20910935

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29149581