Those not identified as candidates for single cells can apply for one.
Roux asks about single cells. Modise explains who qualifies for one.
Roux then asks if he's aware that prisoners kept in the hospital section had to take their complaints to court because they were not receiving medication. Their complaints with the prison system were unsuccessful.
Roux establishes that Modise thinks Pistorius should be kept in the hospital section.
Now he says there SHOULD be shower doors.
Roux wants to know the last time Modise saw shower doors in the prison. Modise says he went to the prison recently. He can't give a straight answer on when he last saw shower doors.
Modise says it's "interesting" that wardens called Roux.
Roux asks about shower doors in the general section of the prison. He says he received calls from prison wardens saying that the doors had been broken off shower stalls and that there's lots of cement.
Roux asks how many baths in the hospital section, Modise doesn't know. He does know that there are no baths in the "normal" section.
Roux asks if Pistorius should be sent to the hospital section of the prison and not the general prison. Modise says yes.
From inside the courtroom:
Roux reads from the 2005 prison policy act. It says the court should consider non-custodial sentences for disabled prisoners.
Modise: With the little we have, we are successful but we're not where we want to be.
Modise says that correctional supervision was implemented to help ease overcrowding.
Modise concedes that the correctional supervision department is doing well. Roux says the standards are high. Modise says that needs to be explained.
Roux reads from another newspaper report that referenced an inmate who said Pistorius would be 'taken out' and wouldn't be able to buy better conditions in prison.
Modise sounds a lot like Vergeer did yesterday - being defensive and not answering the questions from Roux.
From inside the courtroom:
Roux asks if Modise knows the 26's gang leader, Roux says he's being held at the same prison Nel recommended Pistorius be held at.
Roux asks if Modise knows of any threats from prisoners against Pistorius. Modise says he doesn't. Roux is surprised since it's been well publicized.
Roux says there was also an increase of the use of force against prisoners from 3 cases in 2010 to more than 100 last year. Modise says this is because of gang violence.
According to one report, Roux says, the incidents of torture and assault increased from 71 cases last year to 109 this year.
The report said the prisoners were tortured. Modise's tone has changed, he's a lot more defensive.
Modise says that NGO's came in, did a report and didn't get it verified.
The report deals with the increase in torture cases in the prison system.
Roux reads from the Star newspaper.
Modise describes what happened, doesn't say how it went.
Roux asks how Modise's testimony in front of parliament went.
Nel has nothing further. Roux up
Modise assures the court that there are facilities that could accommodate Pistorius.
Modise: We don't deny that our facilities aren't old, but in each region we have a facility to deal with people with disabilities.
Modise refers to the Dewani trial and two other cases.
Nel brings up extradition hearings where people who had committed crimes in South Africa but fled the country were returned even though they tried to use prison conditions as a reason not to be.
Modise says gangsterism and overcrowding are common in prisons all over the world.
Overcrowding used to be at 63%, it's now at 31%
Modise confirms that overcrowding is an issue in some prisons, especially in metropolitan areas. He says they're mostly overcrowded by prisoners awaiting trial.
Nel says they've visited the prison and confirms that there are single cells in the hospital section of the prison with a toilet and basin.
Nel asks if Kgosi Mampuru could deal with incarcerating Pistorius. Modise says yes.
Modise says they deal with 128 disabled inmates on a daily basis.
Modise lays out the plan in place to deal with disabled inmates.
Modise takes a jab at Vergeer saying people who have a bad perception of prison facilities likely do so from a desk job.
Modise brings up the bath situation. He says there are rails in showers and toilets for disabled prisoners.
Modise says they've modified prison facilities to help accommodate disabled people.