Apparently, as part of the Lunar new year celebrations - Tet - it's something of a tradition to grant amnesties to Vietnamese prisoners. (There's an idea John Reid could use to get prison spaces freed up - its got to be more proactive than merely leaving the front gate of Ford Open Prison open and trying to shoo the inmates out.) This year, child molester Gary Glitter could be up for an early release:
"If he is amnestied he will be released very soon, probably next week."
Would this be a good thing for Glitter, though? It's unclear where he'd go if he was released - and its unlikely a man with his record would be left unhounded by the British tabloids. He might find that he's better off staying inside.