Mairead Philpott, 38, is set to be released from prison next month after serving just half of her 17-year prison term.
In 2012, Mairead killed her six children after burning down the family home in Derby.
However, the move has been slammed by the Centre For Crime Prevention think-tank and said that ‘this is not justice.’
Maired, along with husband Mick and friend Paul Mosley, burnt down the family’s three-bedroom house in 2012 in a bid to get a bigger house. The couple’s six children – Duwayne, 13, Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, seven, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five – died from smoke inhalation as a result of the fire.
Maired is now set to be released from HMP Downview, Surrey, within weeks.
The taxpayer will cover thousands of pounds worth of costs for Philpott to stay in a hostel with a new identity.
“The case shocked the country and it will be nothing less than abhorrent that the children’s mother is being released after 8 and a half years. This is not justice,” David Spencer from the Centre for Crime Prevention said.
“Mairead is pleased as punch. She is not popular,” a source told The Sun. “She now calls herself Louise Dunn and the other inmates nicknamed her “Dunn a turn”.”
The Philpott’s wicked plan to frame an ex for killing their kids
Mick and Maired Philpotts married in 2003 and shared a cramped three-bedroom house in Derby with his lover Lisa Willis and their children.
Mick led his wife and accomplice Paul Mosley into a scheme to get a bigger house by burning down his home and framing Lisa Willis for the crime after she walked out on him.
Mick also hoped to win back custody of his five children who had recently moved out of the home.
Mick’s intention was to rescue the sleeping children through an upstairs window but the plan went disastrously wrong after too much petrol was used and the fire burned out of control.
The fire claimed the lives of the children.
Mick Philpott, who had previously been arrested and jailed for stabbing his schoolgirl lover 27 times, said a web of lies trying to get away with the crime and even plotted to ‘get rich quick’ off generous donations from the local community meant to pay for the funerals of his children.
After the fire, Mich began his elaborate excuses to appear innocent and even appeared at a press conference appealing for information.
During a fortnight of surveillance at the hotel where they were put up by police in May after the fire, the couple were heard whispering about the case, with Mick recorded telling Maired to ‘stick to your story’.
They were charged by police on May 30 in connection with the deaths and Mosley was arrested in the months afterward, having told a friend the plan had been for him to rescue the children.
Police initially charged the trio with murder but downgraded this to manslaughter because while their actions were sickeningly reckless, the defendants had not intended to kill the six.
However, Mick was found guilty of the horrific crime at a trial in April and sentenced to life in prison.
The judge described the plot as ‘a wicked and dangerous plan’ that was ‘outside the comprehension of any right-thinking person’.