Oscar Pistorius: What are his parole conditions?
Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of killing his girlfriend more than a decade ago, is set to be released on parole on 5 January 2024.
The decision to grant Pistorius parole was made at a hearing at Atteridgeville Prison in Pretoria last month but parole does not mean the end of his sentence, as stated in an article by The Associated Press.
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WILL OSCAR BE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL?
Department of Corrections spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said: “Parole does not mean the end of the sentence. It only means the inmate will complete the sentence outside a correctional facility,” according to The Associated Press. “What will happen is that Mr Pistorius will be allocated a monitoring official. This official will work with him until his sentence expires,” said Nxumalo. His sentence will expire on 5 December 2029.
Pistorius will have to remain in the area of Pretoria. He will also be obliged to:
- attend a program on dealing with anger issues,
- attend a program on violence against women, and
- perform community service.
WILL OSCAR BE ALLOWED TO GET A JOB?
Pistorius will have to notify the monitoring official of any and all major events in his life. This includes things like moving to another house or applying for jobs. “We have to be informed of each and every activity,” Nxumalo said.
Pistorius will not be wearing a monitoring bracelet as that is not part of the parole procedure in South Africa.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE MEANTIME?
Until January, Pistorius will be engaged in a pre-release program designed to equip prisoners with the necessary skills for reintegrating into society after their time in the correctional facility.