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Mail & Guardian
Mangaung prison inmate 'tortured to death'On a cold winter day in 2005, inmate Isaac Nelani asked wardens at Mangaung pri
Mangaung prison inmate 'tortured to death'
Mail & Guardian / Posted 18 hours ago
On a cold winter day in 2005, inmate Isaac Nelani asked wardens at Mangaung prison, run by British security firm G4S, for an extra blanket to keep him warm. The prison walls emitted a chill that crept into his joints and bones. Nelani, a 47-year old... Read more
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iol.co.za
Ailing Pollsmoor told to fix thingsThe state of Pollsmoor Prison's health services was an embarrassment to the dep
Ailing Pollsmoor told to fix things
iol.co.za / Posted 19 hours ago
The state of Pollsmoor Prison's health services was an embarrassment to the department of correctional services, with staff shortages a mirror of what was happening elsewhere in the country's prisons, according to national commissioner Vernie... Read more
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iol.co.za
Judge’s damning report on PollsmoorCAPE ARGUSThe overall deplorable living conditions were profoundly disturbing,"
Judge’s damning report on Pollsmoor
iol.co.za / Posted 19 hours ago
CAPE ARGUSThe overall deplorable living conditions were profoundly disturbing," said Constitutional Court Judge Edwin Cameron. File picture: Cindy Waxa Cape Town - Constitutional Court Judge Edwin Cameron has slammed inhumane conditions in Pollsmoor... Read more
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iafrica.com
Prisoners to get butchering skills?Prisoners at Baviaanspoort Correctional Centre in Gauteng will be taught butche
Prisoners to get butchering skills?
iafrica.com / Posted yesterday
Prisoners at Baviaanspoort Correctional Centre in Gauteng will be taught butchering skills when an abattoir is officially opened at the prison on Friday. According to a report on Times Live, the abattoir will provide meat to the centre and other... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Commissioner Zacharia Modise Opens Abattoir At Baviaanspoort Correctional CentreThe National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr. Zach Modise, will offic
Commissioner Zacharia Modise Opens Abattoir At Baviaanspoort Correctional Centre
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr. Zach Modise, will officially open an abattoir at Baviaanspoort Correctional Centre on Friday 04 September 2015. The recapitalised and revamped abattoir will provide meat to the centre and other... Read more
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WWNY - WNYF Watertown
Gun Permit Denials Could Result In LawsuitPaul Monpetit spent more than two decades in the state Department of Correction
Gun Permit Denials Could Result In Lawsuit
WWNY - WNYF Watertown / Posted yesterday
Paul Monpetit spent more than two decades in the state Department of Correctional Services and Community Supervision, but can't convince county Judge Jerome Richards to approve his application for an unrestricted "carry concealed" firearms... Read more
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Long Island Press
Coram Woman Gets Prison for Fatal CrashA woman was sentenced last month to two to six years in New York State prison a
Coram Woman Gets Prison for Fatal Crash
Long Island Press / Posted 4 days ago
A woman was sentenced last month to two to six years in New York State prison after admitting she caused a crash that killed a 37-year-old man in Coram three years ago. Michelle Gass, 25, of Coram, pleaded guilty July 9 at Suffolk County court to... Read more
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Long Island Press
Coram Woman Gets Prison for Fatal DWI CrashA woman was sentenced last month to two to six years in New York State prison a
Coram Woman Gets Prison for Fatal DWI Crash
Long Island Press / Posted 4 days ago
A woman was sentenced last month to two to six years in New York State prison after admitting she caused a crash that killed a 37-year-old man in Coram three years ago. Michelle Gass, 25, of Coram, pleaded guilty July 9 at Suffolk County court to... Read more
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Times of Malta
Through the keyholeIggy Fenech goes behind the bolted doors of the Corradino Correctional Facility
Through the keyhole
Times of Malta / Posted 5 days ago
Iggy Fenech goes behind the bolted doors of the Corradino Correctional Facility to discover how unLOCK, an art installation curated by Pierre Mifsud as part of this year’s Valletta International Visual Arts Festival, has given the inmates the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Dying for right to medical paroleINDEPENDENT MEDIAA police vehicle drives out of the Johannesburg Correctional S
Dying for right to medical parole
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAA police vehicle drives out of the Johannesburg Correctional Services. Many prisoners die in SA prisons while awaiting medical parole. File picture: Antoine de Ras Parole on medical grounds is seldom granted in a grim, overcrowded,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Northern Cape Transport, Safety and Liaison Cleans for Elderly to Close Women's Month, 31 AugDepartmental officials will be hosting and cleaning for the elderly as part of
Northern Cape Transport, Safety and Liaison Cleans for Elderly to Close Women's Month, 31 Aug
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Departmental officials will be hosting and cleaning for the elderly as part of closing Women's Month celebrations Officials from the Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison will on Monday, 31 August 2015, be closing off Women's... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Pistorius parole zero hourPistorius was set to be released on August 21, but the release was blocked by M
Pistorius parole zero hour
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
Pistorius was set to be released on August 21, but the release was blocked by Minister for Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha two days before the date. In October last year, Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Oscar Pistorius parole board to sit in September | Irish Examiner Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 05:10 PM Oscar Pistorius will
Oscar Pistorius parole board to sit in September
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
| Irish Examiner Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 05:10 PM Oscar Pistorius will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail after it was announced... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Oscar Pistorius' parole board review date set Oscar Pistorius' parole board review date has been set for September 18 Osca
Oscar Pistorius' parole board review date set
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
Oscar Pistorius' parole board review date has been set for September 18 Oscar Pistorius will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail after it was announced his parole board review will take... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Oscar Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place
Oscar Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18
Brandon Sun / Posted 8 days ago
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius' family said in a statement Thursday that they had taken... Read more
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FOX 6 News Birmingham
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take p
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18
FOX 6 News Birmingham / Posted 8 days ago
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius' family said in a statement Thursday that they had... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take p
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 8 days ago
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius' family said in a statement Thursday that they had... Read more
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ESPN
Oscar Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place
Oscar Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18
ESPN / Posted 8 days ago
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius' family said in a statement Thursday that they had taken... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take p
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 8 days ago
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius' family said in a statement Thursday that they had... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take p
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 8 days ago
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius' family said in a statement Thursday that they had... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take p
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 8 days ago
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius' family said in a statement Thursday that they had... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
No 'get-out-of-jail-free' cardsThe alarming train of events that preceded the girl's death continues to haunt
No 'get-out-of-jail-free' cards
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 9 days ago
The alarming train of events that preceded the girl's death continues to haunt us . The man who was later sentenced to life imprisonment for Mamokgethi's rape and murder had been out on R2000 bail facing several rape charges involving Mamokgethi and... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Drug dog takes camera inside Mt Gambier Prison in visitor search - ABC South East SA - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Six people have b
Drug dog takes camera inside Mt Gambier Prison in visitor search
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
- ABC South East SA - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Six people have been found with drugs, including... Read more
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iol.co.za
Life slightly better for prison babiesJohannesburg - Until a few years ago, babies born at the Johannesburg Prison li
Life slightly better for prison babies
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
Johannesburg - Until a few years ago, babies born at the Johannesburg Prison lived just like their jailbird mothers, behind bars, never seeing a blade of grass, earth, trees or any part of the natural world. Instead the little ones played on the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Oscar’s diva demandsAPOscar Pistorius faces an uncertain weekend in jail. Photo: AP Photo/Alon Skuy
Oscar’s diva demands
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
APOscar Pistorius faces an uncertain weekend in jail. Photo: AP Photo/Alon Skuy Johannesburg - The Department of Correctional Services built Oscar Pistorius a bath in his cell at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison because he complained that he wanted to take... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Oscar Pistorius 'given new bed and bath in prison' in South AfricaDuring her last visit, earlier this week, she said he was looking forward to hi
Oscar Pistorius 'given new bed and bath in prison' in South Africa
Daily Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
During her last visit, earlier this week, she said he was looking forward to his release into house arrest at his uncle’s palatial home in the suburb of Waterkloof. "He just talked about: ‘I miss my family, I need to spend more time with my family,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Women urged to report abuseINDEPENDENT MEDIAFirst lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma and Department of Correctional Ser
Women urged to report abuse
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAFirst lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma and Department of Correctional Services regional head of development and care, Jabu Chonco, at the womens month celebration at Westville Correctional Facility. Photo: Doctor Ngcobo Durban - First lady... Read more
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BBC News
What next for Oscar Pistorius? - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
What next for Oscar Pistorius?
BBC News / Posted 15 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America For all the arguments about whether Oscar Pistorius... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister's Decision to Suspend Oscar's Parole Not Unique - Law ExpertThere was concern that Pistorius was being released on correctional supervision
Minister's Decision to Suspend Oscar's Parole Not Unique - Law Expert
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
There was concern that Pistorius was being released on correctional supervision during Women's Month (file photo). Justice Minister Michael Masutha's decision to suspend Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's release on parole this Friday is not unique, law... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
South African justice minister blocks Pistorius parole Published: 20 August 2015 10:37 AM Oscar Pistorius has admitted killing Reev
South African justice minister blocks Pistorius parole
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 15 days ago
Published: 20 August 2015 10:37 AM Oscar Pistorius has admitted killing Reeva Steenkamp, by firing four shots through the locked door of a toilet cubicle, saying he believed an intruder was... Read more
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Northern Star
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officialsOSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African J
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officials
Northern Star / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African Justice Department has confirmed. The Paralympian athlete was expected to be released from prison in Pretoria to carry out the rest of his sentence under house arrest at... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officialsOSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African J
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officials
The Daily Mercury / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African Justice Department has confirmed. The Paralympian athlete was expected to be released from prison in Pretoria to carry out the rest of his sentence under house arrest at... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officialsOSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African J
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officials
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African Justice Department has confirmed. The Paralympian athlete was expected to be released from prison in Pretoria to carry out the rest of his sentence under house arrest at... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Parole for Pistorius blockedOscar Pistorius during his trial. Photo: Reuters The former Paralympics gold m
Parole for Pistorius blocked
Otago Daily Times / Posted 16 days ago
Oscar Pistorius during his trial. Photo: Reuters The former Paralympics gold medallist had been expected to be released on Friday (local time) after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for killing his model and law graduate girlfriend Reeva... Read more
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Queensland Times
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officialsOSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African J
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officials
Queensland Times / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African Justice Department has confirmed. The Paralympian athlete was expected to be released from prison in Pretoria to carry out the rest of his sentence under house arrest at... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officialsOSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African J
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officials
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African Justice Department has confirmed. The Paralympian athlete was expected to be released from prison in Pretoria to carry out the rest of his sentence under house arrest at... Read more
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News Mail
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officialsOSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African J
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officials
News Mail / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African Justice Department has confirmed. The Paralympian athlete was expected to be released from prison in Pretoria to carry out the rest of his sentence under house arrest at... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officialsOSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African J
Oscar Pistorius will be kept in prison, say officials
Daily Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday, the South African Justice Department has confirmed. The Paralympian athlete was expected to be released from prison in Pretoria to carry out the rest of his sentence under house arrest at... Read more
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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Pistorius release put on hold by SAfrican justice departmentJOHANNESBURG (AP) � After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfri
Pistorius release put on hold by SAfrican justice department
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) � After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend, double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is scheduled to be released from prison and go into house arrest on Friday. What his steps after that will be are less clear.... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Minister's decision to suspend Oscar's parole not unique law expertMichael Masutha. (GCIS) "He has done it before with Clive Derby-Lewis and the
Minister's decision to suspend Oscar's parole not unique law expert
News 24 South Africa / Posted 16 days ago
Michael Masutha. (GCIS) "He has done it before with Clive Derby-Lewis and the Waterkloof Four," Witz said. "There has obviously been some form of pressure and a petition, which the minister would need to consider." Justice spokesperson Mthunzi... Read more
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News 4 Reno
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appealJOHANNESBURG — After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend,
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appeal
News 4 Reno / Posted 16 days ago
JOHANNESBURG — After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend, double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is scheduled to be released from prison and go into house arrest on Friday. What his steps after that will be are less clear. The... Read more
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News 3 Las Vegas
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appealJOHANNESBURG — After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend,
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appeal
News 3 Las Vegas / Posted 16 days ago
JOHANNESBURG — After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend, double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is scheduled to be released from prison and go into house arrest on Friday. What his steps after that will be are less clear. The... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Oscar Pistorius scheduled to be released from prison, then house arrest at uncle's luxurious homeJOHANNESBURG - After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend,
Oscar Pistorius scheduled to be released from prison, then house arrest at uncle's luxurious home
KGTV San Diego / Posted 16 days ago
JOHANNESBURG - After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend, double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is scheduled to be released from prison and go into house arrest on Friday, unless the Department of Justice intervenes. What his... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appealJOHANNESBURG (AP) � After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfri
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appeal
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) � After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend, double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is scheduled to be released from prison and go into house arrest on Friday. What his steps after that will be are less clear.... Read more
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Daily Mail
BREAKING: Oscar Pistorius WILL NOT be released from prison on FridayBREAKING NEWS: Oscar Pistorius WILL NOT be released from prison on Friday in su
BREAKING: Oscar Pistorius WILL NOT be released from prison on Friday
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
BREAKING NEWS: Oscar Pistorius WILL NOT be released from prison on Friday in surprise decision as Steenkamps release poignant photo of their daughter on what would have been her 32nd birthday Reeva Steenkamp was killed by Paralympic athlete Oscar... Read more
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Independent
Oscar Pistorius to stay in prison for forseeable future after Justice Minister rejects early releaseThe Paralympian athlete was expected to be released from prison in Pretoria to
Oscar Pistorius to stay in prison for forseeable future after Justice Minister rejects early release
Independent / Posted 16 days ago
The Paralympian athlete was expected to be released from prison in Pretoria to carry out the rest of his sentence under house arrest at his uncle’s apartment. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva... Read more
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KTVL Medford
International News Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appealAugust 19, 2015 13:0
International News
KTVL Medford / Posted 16 days ago
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appealAugust 19, 2015 13:02 GMT Eds: Updates with Steenkamp's parents holding beachside ceremony for slain daughter; incorporates BC-AF--Pistorius Release. Adds more AP Photos.By... Read more
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FOX 11 Tucson
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appealBy GERALD IMRAY and LYNSEY CHUTEL Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) - After
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appeal
FOX 11 Tucson / Posted 16 days ago
By GERALD IMRAY and LYNSEY CHUTEL Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) - After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend, double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is scheduled to be released from prison and go into house arrest on Friday,... Read more
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NBC 10 Providence
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appealJOHANNESBURG (AP) - After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfri
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appeal
NBC 10 Providence / Posted 16 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - After being locked up for 10 months for killing his girlfriend, double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is scheduled to be released from prison and go into house arrest on Friday, unless the Department of Justice intervenes. What... Read more
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NBC 15 Mobile
International News - WPMI Local 15Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appeal August 19, 2015 13:0
International News - WPMI Local 15
NBC 15 Mobile / Posted 16 days ago
Pistorius to be moved to house arrest, still faces appeal August 19, 2015 13:02 GMT Eds: Updates with Steenkamp's parents holding beachside ceremony for slain daughter; incorporates BC-AF--Pistorius Release. Adds more AP Photos.By GERALD IMRAY and... Read more
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