Boy George could be released from 15 month jail sentence in April
Boy George could reportedly be freed from jail in April, just four months into his 15 month sentence.
The former Culture Club singer, real name George O’Dowd, was given the jail time earlier this month after being found guilty of false imprisonment, following an incident in April 2007 which saw another man being handcuffed to a wall in his flat and beaten.
He started his sentence at HMP Pentonville in London but has already been moved to Edmunds Hills in Suffolk - apparently for his own safety.
A source told the Sun: “Prisoners [at Pentonville] knew about his sexuality and some were overheard talking about attacking him.”
According to the newspaper, he may only spend another three months at the the category C jail before being released on a tag-and-curfew order, or if that release is blocked, he will be eligible for parole in August.
A prison service spokesperson denied that he was getting special treatment, insisting it’s “normal practice” to move prisoners and consider early release to ease overcrowding.