Oscar Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

AP
Published Oct 22, 2014, 11:15 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 7:35 pm IST
Pistorius was confused and tired when he entered the Kgosi Mampuru facility
Oscar Pistorius, left front, greets his uncle Arnold Pistorius, right, and other family members as he is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)
 Oscar Pistorius, left front, greets his uncle Arnold Pistorius, right, and other family members as he is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

Johannesburg: South African prison officials say Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria.

Prison commissioner Zebilon Monama told the South African Press Association that Pistorius seemed confused and tired when he entered the Kgosi Mampuru facility and was visited by the jail's psychologist and chaplain on Tuesday evening.

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Oscar Pistorius, is led to an awaiting police vehicle to be take to prison outside the
court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday.
(Photo: AP)

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He said Pistorius shares the hospital ward with eight other prisoners with disabilities.


Flowers and a bucket placed at the dock where Oscar Pistorius sat in court in Pretoria,
South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
. (Photo: AP)

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The athlete had a medical examination before being locked in his cell. The hospital wing has routine 24-hour observation with two nurses on duty.

South Africa's department of correctional services says the country's prisons house an average of 128 disabled prisoners each year, less than 1 percent of the country's total 157,000 prison population.

 

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People walk outside the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Services prison in Pretoria,
South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
(Photo: AP)

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