Disgraced runner Oscar Pistorius has been moved to a different prison because of his disabilities.

The Paralympian requested a transfer to a site that was better able to accommodate his specific needs.

Pistorius has been transferred from Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria to the nearby Atteridgeville Correctional Centre.

The jail has recently installed bath tubs during upgrades for disabled criminals.

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Officials said the double-amputee had been held in a Kgosi Mampuru remand centre because it accommodated his disabilities.

Unlike the Kgosi Mampuru, the Atteridgeville prison has rehabilitation and development programmes for inmates.

The 29-year-old is serving a six-year prison term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home on Valentine's Day in 2013.

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