Pedophile singer Gary Glitter has moved to an island prison which is home to some of Britain’s most depraved sex offenders


Gary Glitter, 71, jailed for 16 years in February for abusing children as young as eight, has been transferred to a sex offender prison on the Isle of Wight

Paedohpile singer Gary Glitter has been transferred to an island prison that is home to some of the country’s most depraved sex offenders.

The former glam rock star is reportedly serving his sentence at Albany Prison on the Isle of Wight, which is one of eight prisons in the country dedicated solely to sex offenders.

Glitter was jailed for 16 years in February for having sex with a 12-year-old fan, attempting to rape an eight-year indecent assault.

According to The Sun, Glitter spent a month after being jailed in Wandsworth Prison in South London, which is the largest in the UK and also one of the toughest.

Last month, a murder investigation was opened there after an inmate, in his 60s, was found dead in his cell.

After his time in Wandsworth, Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was moved to High Down, Surrey, where he was reportedly the victim of other criminals for receiving preferential treatment.

In April, it was reported that Glitter had been forced to pay three fellow inmates to act as bodyguards by giving them tobacco.

The singer apparently irritated other inmates after being given his own cell, allowed to skip work, handed over his meds first, and treated better than others by the guards.

Albany Prison, once its own separate prison, is now part of HMP Isle of Wight after being linked to two other sites, HMP Parkhurst and HMP Camp Hill, which was closed in 2013.

The prison now houses around 1,100 inmates who are described on the Justice Department’s website as “vulnerable sex offenders”.

The Albany (pictured) is located on the Isle of Wight and is home to 'vulnerable sex offenders'.  Although it is a male-only prison, it has a female dress code as around 35 inmates live as women

The Albany (pictured) is located on the Isle of Wight and is home to ‘vulnerable sex offenders’. Although it is a male-only prison, it has a female dress code as around 35 inmates live as women

Unusually for a male-only prison, it has a female dress code that prohibits the wearing of underwired bras or thongs, as so many inmates are believed to live as women.

According to the Daily Mirror, up to 35 prisoners in prison dress as women, with staff having received specialized training on how to treat them.

In a report to the Independent Oversight Committee, the prison authorities even recommended hiring a hairdresser specifically for the group.

Among the locked-in offenders is Colin Blanchard, 44, who has been described in court as the center of a “twisted, nasty and dangerous” pedophile ring.

Blanchard was jailed indefinitely in 2011 after a court heard he manipulated nurserymen into photographing themselves abusing children, before sending them to him for his own gratification.

William Goad, one of the most prolific pedophiles in British legal history, also died there in 2012.

Goad was jailed in 2004 for using his money and influence to lure young boys into his clutches before sexually assaulting them.

In total, he allegedly abused 3,500 young people, once boasting of having assaulted 132 in a single year.

Among Albany’s detainees is Colin Blanchard, 44 (left), jailed in 2011 for convincing childcare workers to abuse children and send him pictures. William Goad, 68 (right), who abused 3,500 children, died there in 2012

The Justice Department confirmed that Glitter had been transferred from his previous prison, but clarified the reasons for the move.

Last month Southwark Crown Court – where Glitter was jailed earlier this year – confirmed the 71-year-old had issued an appeal offer against his conviction.

The case is still in its early stages and no hearing date has been set. If he gets leave to appeal, the High Court judges will assess Glitter’s claim.


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