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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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16.

KCINDY    

Creep!

524 days ago
17.

Mel    

I wondered how long it would take to play THAT card.

524 days ago
18.

CANDICE_L    

Stand by for suicide in a cell....

524 days ago
19.

mike    

Must be truly hard! Pretoria is not New York, your house has bars inside in dorms doors and outside in window, because the insecurity is huge! every one has guns in the dorms, seeing how pretty she was I have no doubts that this guy shoot her thinking was a ruffian.

524 days ago
20.

judy jetson    

He's getting special treatment because he's handicapped?? He's a murderer. WTF!!!

524 days ago
21.

Jericho Morton    

Hmmm, cavity searching a Fibular hemimelia. May need some other, erhhm, equipment.

524 days ago
22.

dathan    

South Africa should not give the Bladerunner any special treatment.

524 days ago
23.

TT    

He shot her 4 times. He is a national hero and now he is crying. Who wants to bet he will get away free for murder just like OJ Simpson.

Poor girl, life ain't fair for her. No justice unless he rots in jail!

524 days ago
24.

Marilyn    

Celebrity Justice stinks..

524 days ago
25.

Jericho Morton    

Giddy up Oscar! Ewwwhhh, pistorius! Guard!

524 days ago
26.

Caliwestsidegirl    

You don't claim it's an "Accident" when you shot someone 4 times.

524 days ago
27.

Billy Bob    

He doesn't need cuffs, just take his blades off..he ain't going no where...

524 days ago
28.

Billy Bob    

Cuffs? he doesn't need cuffs, take his blades off...he ain't going nowhere....

524 days ago
29.

Truth and Reality    

I'm just shocked at all the accusations on here. These people lived in south Africa where crime is rampant and years ago this man expressed fear about home security. I'm not saying he is innocent in this but there has been no evidence put forward to say he killed her on purpose. We all live in a secure place like America and we just expect everywhere in the world to be just like us. Every murder no matter how senseless always has a reason. So far this case has shown no other reason except mistaken identity. And until something else comes to light that is what I will believe. Maybe I'm off on this or maybe I'm just more educated.

524 days ago
30.

Mitzymitzy    

He killed someone. He deserves no special treatment. Take his blades and let him figure it out. Rot in hell.

524 days ago
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