Baden-Clay’s transformation behind bars
WIFE murderer Gerard Baden-Clay has now accepted his fate of life behind bars, prison sources say.
The Sunday Mail has been told the "typical model crim" keeps his head low within the confines of Wolston jail, near Brisbane.
This is in stark contrast to the past where he was described as being "arrogant" and believing "he is above everyone".
"He's very polite," a prison officer told The Sunday Mail.
"Yes sir, no sir, he says things like that.
"He's not down in the dumps; he seems pretty happy; he's accepted his fate."
Baden-Clay was convicted in 2014 of the murder of his wife Allison, who disappeared from the couple's Brookfield home in April 2012.
Her body was found 10 days later under the Kholo Creek bridge at Anstead.
Baden-Clay was sentenced to life in jail with a non-parole period of 15 years.
The Court of Appeal downgraded the conviction to manslaughter but the High Court later reinstated the murder conviction.
Before the High Court decision prison sources said Baden-Clay was confident the court would rule in his favour.
He will be locked away until at least 2027.
The former real estate agent will spend Christmas with hundreds of sex offenders and other murderers including Max Sica and child killer and paedophile Brett Peter Cowan.
"He's not like Cowan, he is headhunted over (killing schoolboy) Daniel Morcombe,"the officer said.
"If you kill an adult, you don't really make much of a mention in jail."
When asked of Christmas arrangements a Queensland Corrective Services spokesperson said: "Prisoners are not allowed to receive visitors on Christmas Day, however they do receive chicken or ham and salad, and one slice of pudding, rather than the usual pre-packaged sandwich."
The Sunday Mailhas previously revealed Baden-Clay has been given extra privileges for his good behaviour inside jail.
He has worked in the prison industries of the jail and previously worked as a trolley pusher, helping deliver meals.