The mum of tortured Baby P could be free by Christmas if she can convince a parole board to release her from prison.
Tracey Connelly will make a fourth formal plea to be let out in October, 12 years after she was jailed for causing or allowing the death of her son Peter.
Parole Board officials will decide whether she is safe to be back in public or if she should remain behind bars for another two years at least.
At the hearing, which follows unsuccessful bids for freedom in 2015, 2017 and 2019, Connelly will promise to “do anything asked of her to win her freedom”, a source has claimed.
“She’s been undergoing psychological courses in prison to address her offending and really believes that she will be successful this time around,” they told The Sun.
“She wants to be out in time for Christmas. If not, she will be banged up until 2023.”
If she is released Connelly will reportedly undergo 24-hour GPS tracking and provide details of anyone she sleeps with, the Daily Star reports.
She will also pledge to avoid drugs and alcohol, and face frequent lie detector tests to prove she isn’t re-offending.
Last month a source told the publication: “She’s been undergoing psychological courses in prison to address her offending and believes she will be successful this time.
“Tracey’s prepared to wear a tag 24/7, stay sober and submit to giving details of any relationships she forms. She’ll also be happy to take lie detector tests.”
At first known publicly as Baby P, Peter died at just 17-months-old at his in home in Tottenham, north London, on August 3, 2007.
He had suffered more than 50 injuries – despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over eight months – at the hands of Connelly’s partner Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen.
Connelly admitted her offence and was handed a sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) with a minimum term of five years.
She was let out on licence in 2013 but was recalled to prison two years later for selling indecent images of herself to perverts.
At their 2008 trial, Owen and Barker were found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a child while Connelly pleaded guilty to the charge.
Barker was jailed for 12 years for the Baby P case and was given a life sentence for raping a two-year-old girl.
Owen was also jailed indefinitely and ordered to serve a minimum of three years.