Oscar Pistorius Spends First Night in Single Jail Cell

Sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius had a medical examination before being locked in his cell.

updated: October 22, 2014 22:59 IST
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The Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Services prison in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.

He seemed confused and tired when he entered the Kgosi Mampuru facility, prison commissioner Zebilon Monama told the South African Press Association. Monama said Pistorius was tense as wardens took his fingerprints and the prison chaplain met with him soon after his prison number was issued on Tuesday.

"After he saw the chaplain our psychologist went to see him just to try to talk to him," said Monama.

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