According to Oscar Pistorius ’ lawyer, Rohan Kruger, the former athlete spends about 23 hours a day in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison and most of that time is spent reading the Bible and praying.
Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Pistorius claimed he mistook her for an intruder.
Kruger told The Sunday Times that Pistorius is still “in bits, and in shock” about Steenkamp’s death.
The lawyer said the athlete is keen to work with children upon his release. The former Blade Runner is eligible to apply for parole after he has served 10 months in prison.
Although Kruger says Pistorius is very lonely, reports emerged in April that he had formed a friendship with fellow inmate, Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir. They were reportedly training together and a video was released showing the pair playing soccer on the prison grounds at the time.
Pistorius could yet face a murder conviction, as State has been granted leave to appeal his culpable homicide conviction.
A date has not yet been set for the Supreme Court of Appeal hearing.