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The move comes four days before the double-amputee Olympic runner is expected to be released from prison into house arrest after serving 10 months of the five-year sentence he received for killing girlfriend Reva Steenkamp.
Pistorius could face a minimum of 15 years in prison if a new panel of judges sees fit to change his conviction from the equivalent of manslaughter to murder.
A November hearing is scheduled, with Pistorius' team having until Sept. 17 to file a response.
In the meantime, Pistorius will likely be staying in his uncle's mansion under house arrest.
According to CNN, Pistorius' sentence came under a specific section of the Criminal Procedure Act that says a prisoner can be placed on corrective supervision at the one-sixth mark of a sentence due to overcrowding and underfunding of prisons.
It was announced in June that Pistorius would receive such treatment starting Friday because of good behavior.