AFTER serving just one year of his five-year sentence, Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison and moved to house arrest.
The South African parole board hdecided to free the Paralympian from custody today and into “correctional supervision.”
“The Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) today, 15 October 2015, approved the placement of offender Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from 20 October 2015,” according to a statement today from the South African Department of Correctional Services.
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“The parole board met in Pretoria for the second time following a directive of the Parole Review Board, which set aside its earlier decision to place Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision because it was prematurely made.”
The department added that Pistorius, who killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be under correctional supervision as of Tuesday until Oct. 20, 2019.
“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,” according to the statement, meaning he cannot possess a firearm.
He is expected to live with his uncle in Pretoria.
After his release, Pistorius will face a further test on November 3 when prosecutors appeal to South Africa’s Supreme Court for a murder conviction and a tougher sentence.