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Oscar Pistorius begins first day in hospital wing of prison
Oscar Pistorius begins first day in hospital wing of prison

More than 20 months after he shot his girlfriend to death, South African double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius spent his first full day in prison Wednesday with eight cellmates, all of them disabled. There are two blind men, another amputee with a prosthetic limb, and five men in wheelchairs, Department of Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela said in a statement. In court, Pistorius’ advocate, Barry Roux, had argued the athlete should be spared prison because of his vulnerability and disability. However, Judge Thokozile Masipa found that accommodating Pistorius did not present an insurmountable challenge to prison authorities. Pistorius, sentenced to five years for...

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