Mum of 'Baby P' facing at least two more years in top security County Durham jail

By Matt Acton & Katie Dickinson

The mum of 'Baby P' Peter Connelly is facing at least two more years in a high security County Durham jail, it has been reported.

Tracey Connelly is set to go before a Parole Board panel this month.

The 40-year-old is currently held in Low Newton jail in County Durham, but inmates who are deemed ready for parole are sent to open prisons for low-risk offenders.

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A source told The Daily Star : "Connelly has been working hard in jail and has completed a lot of extra psychological tests to address her behaviour.

"But the bottom line is she’s just not ready.

"She’s not even been deemed suitable to be moved to open conditions, so that says a lot about how her readiness for release is viewed."

If their bid fails, inmates must wait another two years to be called before their next Parole Board hearing.

Connelly, who was jailed over the death of her son Peter, has been banged up since 2015 following her initial release in 2013.

Her first sentence came in 2009 after the child abuse case shocked the nation.

She admitted causing or allowing the death of a child, while her partner Steven Barker and his paedophile brother Jason Owen were found guilty of the same charge.

After breaking the terms of her indefinite sentence by flogging porn pics of herself to perverts, she was jailed again.

If she is granted parole, Connelly will have to abide by strict rules.

The source added: "She is prepared to wear a tag 24/7, stay sober and submit to giving details of any relationships she forms.

"She will also be happy to take lie-detector tests to prove she is telling the truth about her lifestyle."

The Parole Board confirmed that a hearing will take place this month.

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