Hey, remember last December, when Belinda McKenzie and Tracey Morris were desperately passing the begging bowl to collect £20,000 bail bond to keep Sabine out of prison, where they were certain she was about to expire any minute now?
Turns out that was all a bit of a misunderstanding.
In fact, according to Belinda’s latest Facebook update, Sabine is doing just fine in prison, settling in and making friends.
According to Belinda, since Sabine can’t get bail, she’s decided to make the best of things:
She is very clearly coping so well with her situation that there is no question of being able to make out a case for bail on mental health grounds, especially if that could carry the risk of being transferred to a mental health institution…She told me very cheerfully after the bail hearing [on 2 May] proved unsuccessful that she could now ‘settle down’ and get properly stuck into prison life and the particular opportunities it presented.
Yes, the last thing that Sabine would want would be a transfer to a mental health institution, where they might attempt to help her deal with her grandiosity, her sense of personal entitlement, and her seemingly insatiable need to garner public attention via high-profile cases like the Hampstead SRA hoax.
Interesting that a commenter picked up on this, but Belinda quickly quashed the idea:
Meanwhile, it seems that Caul Grant and Tracey Morris are still miffed that their attempts to have Sabine freed from prison were brushed aside:They seem to feel that “someone would prefer Sabine to be where she is so others on the outside can feel safe”, whatever that means.
But we can think of another reason for Sabine to remain in prison. If Belinda is to be believed, life on the inside is a never-ending smorgasbord of potential clients:
[A] significant proportion of the prisoners are mothers who have had children removed and have broken gagging orders, a situation with which Sabine is already only too familiar. There are also a couple of whistle blowers like herself.
All in all, now that Sabine has got her physical issues dealt with, prison sounds like just the place for her. She gets three squares a day, no one questions her sanity, she’s able to trawl for new clientele, and best of all, she has people on the outside bigging her up and claiming she’s a martyr to the cause!
Really, what more could she ask?