Oscar Pistorius is likely to be fitted with an electronic tag when he is released from prison next week, barely 300 days after he was jailed for killing his girlfriend.
The athlete has been recommended as an ‘ideal candidate’ for a new scheme aimed at saving money and making space in South Africa’s overcrowded jails.
Prison chiefs are said to be finalising the conditions of the 28-year-old South African’s release into ‘corrective supervision just 10 months into his five year sentence for manslaughter, a family source told MailOnline.
One of the issues to be resolved is where a tag might be fitted on Pistorius who was a baby when his legs were amputated below the knee – since they are typically fixed around the ankle of offenders.
Pistorious was jailed after shooting Reeva Steenkamp, who would have turned 31 next Wednesday, dead through a locked bathroom door at his home on Valentine’s Day in 2013. The sprinter was cleared of murder after telling his trial how he had mistaken his lover of three months for a burglar.
The news he will soon be released has been met with opposition from Reeva’s family.
June Steenkamp, 68, told South Africa’s Citizen newspaper: ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea to let him back in society so quickly.
He shot my daughter through that door where she had no space to move or defend herself.

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