PETER Sutcliffe is to appeal against his status as a high-risk lag in a bid to move to a cushier jail.
The Yorkshire Ripper, 72, is also having therapy sessions to increase his chances of being downgraded.
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was jailed for life in 1981, with a recommended 30-year tariff[/caption]
The fiend, who killed 13 women and tried to murder seven more, is a category-A inmate at Frankland Prison, Co Durham.
But he is due to attend a tribunal next month where bosses and counsellors will decide if category B is suitable, meaning more time out of his cell and a possible move to a less secure jail.
He was advised by his legal aid-funded solicitor to ask for sessions with a prison psychologist to show he was taking his rehabilitation seriously.
An insider source said: “Sutcliffe is doing what he can to show he is ready to be lowered to Cat B and is not a danger.
“He knows doing the psychology, or at least asking to do it, will improve his chances.”
Sutcliffe, was jailed for life in 1981, with a recommended 30-year tariff. He was transferred to Broadmoor high-security hospital in 1984 after being declared paranoid schizophrenic.
He was then moved to Frankland in 2016 alongside other murderers including Levi Bellfield and Ian Huntley.
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Sutcliffe, who is losing his sight amid a range of other ailments, bleated to a pal: “I have done my time and more and am not a danger.
“You only have to look at me to see I couldn’t escape.”
But the source said: “Everyone knows there would be a huge outcry if anything was done to make his life easier.”
Sutcliffe is a category-A inmate at HMP Frankland Prison, Co Durham[/caption]
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