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Oscar Pistorius spends first night in a single cell in the prison's hospital wing

Oscar Pistorius, front left, greets his uncle Arnold Pistorius, right, and other family members as he is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius, front left, greets his uncle Arnold Pistorius, right, and other family members as he is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

South African prison officials say Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria.

Prison commissioner Zebilon Monama told the South African Press Association that Pistorius seemed confused and tired when he entered the Kgosi Mampuru facility and was visited by the jail's psychologist and chaplain on Tuesday evening.

He said Pistorius shares the hospital ward with eight other prisoners with disabilities.

The athlete had a medical examination before being locked in his cell. The hospital wing has routine 24-hour observation with two nurses on duty.

South Africa's department of correctional services says the country's prisons house an average of 128 disabled prisoners each year, less than 1 percent of the country's total 157,000 prison population.