Prison authorities may have to renovate Yip's jail cell and make special arrangements to accommodate the disabled criminal. A Correctional Services Department spokesman said medical necessities were provided but was uncertain about other circumstances for inmates such as Yip, who lost the use of his legs in a gun battle with police. Prison sources said 'for security reasons' there were no special facilities for wheelchair-bound prisoners, although bed-ridden ones could stay in hospitals. Prisoners with disabilities were not required to follow normal prison routines, he said. Yip has reportedly been far from a model prisoner since his capture last year. He staged a week-long hunger strike in late August and early September, complaining he had been denied the right to read newspapers and watch television.