Where is Gary Glitter in prison?

IN 2015, Gary Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.

And now there is concern he could be released as soon as February 2023.

Where is Gary Glitter in prison?

Gary Glitter is being held in a cushy prison for sex offenders, The Sun revealed.

Paedo Glitter, 74, was moved to HMP The Verne which has had a £3.3million makeover to become a Category C jail solely to house perverts.

Prisoners reportedly have 20-inch flatscreen TVs and tea making facilities in their own cells and are allowed to walk freely around their wing 24 hours a day.

A source previously told The Sun: “It’s like a holiday camp in there. To think some of these people have raped children, the public would be disgusted to see how they live.

“Because it’s all sex offenders together they feel safe and there is no trouble.

“They are given special privileges because they are older prisoners who are deemed to be well behaved.”

The Verne is on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.

It was turned into an immigration removal centre in 2013 and ran until 2017 when it was converted back to a prison.

The singer was caged in 2015 for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.

Glitter was first jailed in 1999 for downloading images of child abuse.

He was then caged in Vietnam in 2006 for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12 before being released in 2008.

Glitter was locked up for a third time in 2015 for abusing three young girls.

He was transferred to The Verne in 2018 and may be eligible for parole this year.

In the first week of February 2021, he received his Covid-19 jab, outraging justice campaigners.

Sex offenders are likely to be among the first to get the jab for coronavirus as they form a large part of the older prison population.

But a source said: “Many have been jailed in recent years for horrific crimes dating back decades. You have some prisons where there’s a significant group of elderly sex offenders all in their 70s and 80s.

“Because of their age, they will get the vaccine first.

“But if you’re a prison officer looking after Glitter and you haven’t had the jab, you’re not going to be happy.”

What is Gary Glitter's net worth?

Glitter is thought to be worth between £1million and £6million.

Glitter's songs are believed to be blacklisted on all UK radio stations, but there are stations in the US that still play them – letting him rake in up to £250,000 a year.

It was reported in 2013 he stood to earn £1million in royalties from Oasis track Hello, which uses a sample of his lyrics.

Could Gary Glitter be released from prison?

He was expected to die in jail but instead has got the green light to move to a cushy open prison. Governors have ruled he is a “low risk of harm to the public”.

Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, may be moved out of grim HMP The Verne in Portland, Dorset, in weeks as The Sun exclusively revealed in June.

He could then go on day release and work in the community. Glitter would be eligible for full release by February 2023.

Last night, a girl molested by him in Vietnam when she was just ten said he should never be freed.

Now 26, and known only as Diem to protect her identity, she said: “He will always be a terrible danger to young girls. It’s terrifying to think he might soon be free, even though he is on the other side of the world from me.”

Diem now works as a hairdresser in the Mekong Delta. But she said: “I still have nightmares about what he did to me and I’ve never been able to have a boyfriend because of what happened.

The Sun understands the only block could come from Justice Secretary Robert Buckland.

Last night, a source said: “When Glitter got locked away he was 70. It was said at the time he’d die in prison. Now he’s grinning from ear to ear.”

His paedophilia first came to light in 1997 when he was caught with 4,000 images of child sexual abuse.

He fled to Cambodia but was later ordered to leave amid child abuse suspicions.

He also made £300,000 after his music featured in the Oscar-nominated trailer for Silver Linings Playbook.

The inclusion of 1972 hit Rock and Roll Part 2 in the 2019 Joker film earned him hundreds of thousands.

He is believed to own a flat in London that he rents out.

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