Winehouse’s husband refuses early release from jail

September 16th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Amy WinehouseLondon, Sep 16 (IANS) Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse’s husband Blake Fielder-Civil has chosen to stay in prison rather than accept early release and live with his mother wearing an electronic ring.According to thesun.co.uk, Blake, 26, could have been out of jail on condition he moved to his mother Georgette’s house in Nottinghamshire. Jail bosses were ready to give him parole from Edmunds Hill category C prison in Suffolk if he agreed to the tag and obeyed a 7 p.m. curfew, returning to the address set by authorities.

But Blake refused the offer.

A source said: “It was all set for him to be released, but because he refused to go to anywhere other than Camden, it was refused at the last minute. He doesn’t want to go somewhere where he can’t be reunited with Amy and his friends. He’d rather stay inside. The Prison Service feared he would break his parole if he was surrounded by the temptations of his old stomping ground.”

This has upset Winehouse, who was planning to meet him at the prison gate. She reportedly cried when she heard the news.

“Amy is so upset because she thought he would be out for good,” a source added.

Blake, who was found guilty of beating up a pub landlord and then attempting to cover it up, was sentenced to 27 months in July.

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