South African amputated sprint runner, Oscar Pistorious was jailed since October last year, when he was sentenced to five years for culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend is set to be freed from prison to house arrest next Tuesday according to South Africa’s department of correctional services.

 

The 28-year-old Paralympian shot Reeva Steenkamp his girlfriend through a locked bathroom door but said he thought she was an intruder. The South African law permits offenders sentenced to five years or less to be considered for parole after serving one sixth of their sentence in custody. For Pistorius, this was after ten months.

 
Pistorius has spent 12 months in jail and will now spend the rest of his sentence under what is termed in South Africa "correctional supervision", the parole board said. An earlier decision to release him in August was blocked by South Africa's Justice Minister Michael Masutha, who said it had been made "prematurely".
 
The Department of Correctional Services have now confirmed that Pistorius would be released next week and remain under correctional supervision from 20 October 2015 until 20 October 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," it stated.
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