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Pistorius family 'prepared to support' Oscar

The blade runner’s family says they will stand by him as he serves out the remainder of his 5-year sentence.

FILE: The blade runner was released under correctional supervision last night, a day earlier than expected.  Picture: Pool.

JOHANNESBURG - Behind the high face-brick walls and the ornate black gates, Oscar Pistorius spent his first day out of jail.

The Pistorius family says it will support the athlete as he serves out the remainder of his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The blade runner was released under correctional supervision last night, a day earlier than expected.

The family released a brief statement today.

"Oscar is here and he is at home with the family," family spokesperson Anneliese Burgess said.

She wouldn't reveal any clues about his emotional state, but said he would abide by the conditions placed on him.

"The family will support Oscar as he serves out the remainder of the five-year sentence handed down by the judge and he will strictly adhere with the conditions set by the parole board and community corrections."

The family has stressed that his sentence has not been shortened or reduced.

They say he is just entering the next phase of his sentence.

WATCH: Pistorius family: Oscar's sentence not shortened.

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