Canteen worker Boy George
This article is from 2009.
Boy George has angered inmates by landing a job in the canteen at North London's Pentonville Prison.
Boy George is working in the prison canteen.
The Culture Club singer, who is serving a 15-month sentence at north London's Pentonville Prison for falsely imprisoning a male escort, has landed a £6-a-week job serving food to his fellow inmates.
A source said: "It won't go down well if he's seen to get special privileges. People have to wait weeks before they're given good jobs."
Prison life has come as a shock to the system for the 47-year-old singer, who enjoyed microwaved fish, chips and mushy peas for his first meal behind bars.
The source continued: "It was bland. It must have been a shock. Conditions here are poor and so is the food, nothing like he's used to. Prison is a great leveller. George has been very quiet. He's not been crying but seems to be in another world and sleeps a lot."
The openly-gay singer, who has been photographed writing a letter inside his prison cell, is believed to be terrified he will be attacked in jail because of his sexuality.
Richard Lyttle, who was kept in a holding cell with George before he was sentenced on Friday (16.01.09), revealed: "He kept sobbing, 'I can't go to jail. I will be killed.' "