Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 years in Prison

Sprinter and convicted killer Oscar Pistorius was preparing to spend his first night Tuesday in the overcrowded and violent Pretoria Central Prison – a facility that was used for thousands of apartheid-era hangings and which now houses some of South Africa’s most hardened criminals.

Oscar Pistorius

Little more than two years after his inspirational track performances alongside able-bodied athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the double-amputee ‘Blade Runner’ was driven to the jail in an armored police van after being sentenced to five years imprisonment for the fatal shooting of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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