In a highly publicized trial, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter and was sentenced to five years in prison for the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He is currently being held in Pretoria, South Africa in solitary confinement and could be heard sobbing himself to sleep. He was hoping for an early release with supervision, but the fact that he has no legs is a problem.
Prison bosses have told “The Blade Runner” that he is ineligible for for home monitoring because he has no ankle to put a tracker on. Wearing one on the wrists is not a possibility because it would be too easy to remove. Pistorius had both of his legs amputated as a child, and though his previous clean record makes him a good candidate for home monitoring, it’s not looking like it’s a possibility for Pistorius. He was hoping to spend the rest of his sentence at his uncle’s home that has a swimming pool and gym.
Prison officials said, “We cannot use [tags] on false limbs which could be left somewhere static while the offender goes missing.” Looks like Pistorius might have to get comfortable in the prison where he is being held.