'Pistorius will face strict parole conditions'

Correctional Services says Pistorius will not receive any special treatment when he's released.

FILE. Oscar Pistorius walks the media gauntlet outside the High Court in Pretoria ahead of his sentencing on 13 October 2014. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Correctional Services Department has said Oscar Pistorius will not be receiving any special treatment when he's released from prison, and will be subjected to strict conditions.

The athlete was convicted of culpable homicide last year, but is due for release this Friday having served 10 months of his sentence.

Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

He claims he thought she was an intruder.

WATCH: Judge Tokozile Masipa hands down judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

The department's Logan Maistry said Pistorius is not receiving a reduced sentence or any special treatment.

"The release of the said offender is in accordance with imposed and as directed by the court, which said the offender must serve one sixth of his or her sentence in custody and continue to serve the remaining period of the sentence under correctional supervision."

Meanwhile, the state on Monday lodged its appeal against the athlete's conviction and has argued that he should have been found guilty of murder.

Pistorius's legal team has a month to file responding papers before the hearing in November.

Click here to read the State's appeal.

To read the story of Reeva Steenkamp, _ click here_.