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George Michael moves to softer prison

Sept. 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- British pop icon George Michael has been moved to a lower-security prison to serve the rest of his sentence for crashing his vehicle while on drugs.

Michael was moved Friday out of London's Pentonville Prison, which also once held Oscar Wilde and Boy George, and transferred to Highpoint Prison in Suffolk after Michael called off plans to seek bail, the BBC reported.

Michael, 47, pleaded guilty in August to driving under the influence of marijuana. Police found him in his Range Rover after he crashed it into a Snappy Snaps photo store in Hampstead, England, in July.

The singer was jailed Tuesday to serve an eight-week sentence. Half of that time will be suspended and he will serve the rest on probation.

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