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Oscar Pistorius Eligible For Parole: Parole Board To Consider Early Release

Currently serving a sentence of 13 years and 5 months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day 2013, Pistorius applied for parole in March but was initially denied based on a communication from the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Today marks a crucial day for Oscar Pistorius as the correctional supervision and parole board reconvenes to consider his eligibility for early release.

Currently serving a sentence of 13 years and 5 months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day 2013, Pistorius applied for parole in March but was initially denied based on a communication from the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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In October, however, the Constitutional Court issued an order confirming that Pistorius had indeed served half of his sentence, making him eligible for parole.

Consequently, the Department of Correctional Services spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo, confirmed earlier this week that the board would be reviewing Pistorius’s profile today.

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The correctional supervision and parole board is an independent entity, and Nxumalo emphasized that the department cannot predict the outcome.

However, it is worth noting that reports indicate Pistorius has received support from his prison social worker, psychologists, unit manager, and head of recreation, as revealed in previous litigation filings.

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Today’s decision holds significant implications for Pistorius’s future. If granted parole, he would transition to a system of correctional supervision, which would involve regular check-ins, adherence to specific conditions, and ongoing monitoring.

As the day unfolds, the world awaits the decision of the correctional supervision and parole board, which will determine whether Oscar Pistorius’s application for early release is successful.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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