April 14, 2008 11:28

Pete Doherty gets special treatment in jail – Tabloid Hell

Imprisoned singer has own cell and TV

Pete Doherty gets special treatment in jail – Tabloid Hell
Pete Doherty is being pampered in prison due to his celebrity status, according to The Sun.

The Babyshambles frontman, who was jailed last week (April 8) after missing drugs tests and turning up late to court, is angering fellow inmates after receiving special treatment.

The singer, who is in the segregation wing with 16 other high risk prisoners at west London's Wormwood Scrubs prison, has his own cell, extra bedding, a TV and a radio, reports The Sun.

These are items usually given to prisoners after a run of good behaviour.

A source said: "He's in the segregation unit because of who he is. It's thought he could be vulnerable."

The source added: "He's been put on enhanced privileges, which means he can have virtually what he wants, so that includes an extra mattress, TV and radio.

"It's basically the five-star treatment, which takes most prisoners weeks of good behaviour to achieve."

Doherty is not expected to serve the full 14 weeks but has had to cancel his sold-out headline solo show at London's Royal Albert Hall on April 26.

It is not known whether he will perform as billed at this year's Glastonbury.

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