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Oscar Pistorius’ safety could be in jeopardy if he is not granted bail this week and is instead locked

The Paralympian is spending a seventh night behind bars as he awaits a verdict on his application for bail after being accused of murdering his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp.

Prosecutors believe he gunned down the 29-year-old model in cold blood at his luxurious home on Valentine’s Day, while Pistorius claimed he shot her thinking she was an intruder.

Grim: Oscar Pistorius' safety could be in jeopardy if he is not granted bail and is locked up at one of South Africa's most feared prisons, according a top criminologistGrim: Oscar Pistorius’ safety could be in jeopardy if he is not granted bail and is locked up at one of South Africa’s most feared prisons, according to a top criminologis
Fear: One of South Africa's top criminologists, Laurie Pieters, has said she fears for Pistorius' safety should he be locked up in Pretoria Central PrisonFear: Inmates crouch and line up during a drug raid at Pretoria Central Prison. Pistorius is spending a seventh night behind bars as he awaits a verdict on his application for bail
Raid: A prison cell inside the Pretoria Central Prison during a surprise raid by prison officials checking for drugs and other contraband Raid: A prison cell inside the Pretoria Central Prison during…

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