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Oscar Pistorius

TRANSFERRED

to Handi-Capable Jail

2/15/2013 7:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Accused girlfriend murderer Oscar Pistorius has been transferred into a NEW JAIL ... after officials in South Africa decided his old cell wasn't suitable for the double amputee's "special needs" ... TMZ has learned.

We spoke to a rep for the South African Police Department handling Oscar's living situation ... who told us, "Oscar has now been moved from the Boschkop Jail to the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria due to his handicap needs."

The rep explains, "The normal cell he was in was not suitable for Oscar so he was moved in order to accommodate to his special needs."

We're also told Oscar will no longer be allowed to accept visitors -- or home-cooked meals -- as he did during his first night in jail. Cops say Pistorius will only be allowed to meet with his legal team.

Officials say Pistorius is now "resting comfortably" in his new cell ... and will be checked on every 30 minutes.

Pistorius has been accused of shooting his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp inside of his South Africa mansion. Cops say he is the only suspect in the case.

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1.

Me Too    

He'll get a great legal team and say he had been arguing with the gf earlier, but he went to bed and thought she had left. He awoke to believe an intruder was in the house and fired through the bathroom door out of fear for his life. The jury will look at his cute face, see his tears and he'll be a free man.

428 days ago
2.

Witchiepoo    

Yikes!

428 days ago
3.

paul a.    

Hes going to be popular in prison. without the blades hes perfect bj height. Wont have to bend over and hurt his back......
fun in shower!!

428 days ago
4.

really?    

He didnt need anything "special" when he murdered his girlfriend!

428 days ago
5.

mar1ey    

I don't know that he will make it to trial. If he isn't an suicide watch, he should be.

428 days ago
6.

Kaveman    

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428 days ago
7.

lynn    

"Resting Comfortably"?? and "Old jail cell didn't meet his special needs"?? was he transferred to another jail cell or the Ritz Carlton?

428 days ago
8.

Pudding Tang    

In the speech, the slain beauty - known for her passionate opposition to violence against women - was to recount to students at Sandown High School the story of how she fled her childhood hometown to escape an abusive boyfriend, South African newspaper The Star reported.

428 days ago
9.

Inconceivable!    

Before the murder I'm sure he was not handicapped needing special accommodations. Now - he is unable to stay in a regular prison

428 days ago
10.

Inconceivable!    

Before the murder I'm sure he was not handicapped needing special accommodations. Now - he is unable to stay in a regular prison

428 days ago
11.

northern gypsy    

wow...how did it ever come to this ??? IF he did shoot her in self defense...it's not confirmed yet...but i was reading it was 3 times !!! extremely tragic indeed...

428 days ago
12.

Jody    

He seemed to be able to get around pretty good from what I saw. They let him keep his blades, so he doesn't need a wheelchair.

Stop giving this murderer special treatment.

428 days ago
13.

jackmama311    

you should be doing more stories about Reeva, stop pushing the POS crybaby!

428 days ago
14.

Leighton    

He was able to compete the Olympics but can't rot in a normal jail?

428 days ago
15.

isitin    

Catering to his needs, ya right. What about Reeva Steenkamp's needs!!!!

428 days ago
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