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Pistorius back in hospital wing cell in Kgosi Mampuru Prison

Oscar Pistorius spent a year in the hospital section, where he was confined to a single cell.

The cell where Oscar Pistorius spent almost a year in jail.  Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Correctional Services has confirmed that convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius will be kept in the same section of the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre - where he's already spent a year.

The High Court in Pretoria yesterday sentenced the former athlete to six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

WATCH: Oscar Pistorius gets six years for Reeva's murder

Pistorius spent 12 months behind bars after being found guilty of culpable homicide, but the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned that ruling last year.

Correctional Services' Manelisi Wolela declined to provide specific details about the athlete's incarceration, but confirmed the former athlete is once again being held in the hospital section.

Wolela was unable to provide the details because of policies which protect inmates.

Pistorius spent the year in the hospital section, where he was confined to a single cell.

He shared the section with one other inmate, Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir who has since been moved to the Kokstad Maximum Security Prison in KwaZulu-Natal.

Wolela says when inmates are sentenced to a term longer than 24 months, like Pistorius, a correctional sentence plan is drawn up within the first 21 days.

LISTEN: Legal expert examines Oscar's sentence

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