If Michael Jackson is found guilty of molestation, he will swapp his luxurious and gaudy Neverland Ranch for a cell in Corcoran Jail, 270km north of Los Angeles.
The cell comprises a narrow bed with a thin mattress, a toilet, basin and a desk.
Jackson's fellow inmates will include some of America's most notorious killers; cult leader Charles Manson, assassin Sirhan Sirhan who killed Robert Kennedy and a psychopath Juan Corona who murdered 25 people.
Corcoran is the only facility in California able to keep a celebrity, such as Jackson, safe.
A spokesman for the Corrections Department said
"He's obviously a person at risk.....Some people are targeted by other inmates because of their fame. They need this kind of protection."
In jail Jackson would wear a uniform of blue jeans, brown boots and blue shirt. He would not be allowed to wear his heavy layer of makeup. Therefore, for the first time in many years, both the public and Jackson himself would see what he truly looks like.
Jackson's day would begin at 6.30am when prisoners eat a breakfast of eggs, potatoes, coffee and orange juice; this is prepared without prison labour, to protect them from poisoning.
Jackson would be given a paper bag with his lunch, usually fruit and a sandwich. He would be allowed to go to his cell, attend classes, exercise or do a work program.
At 4.30pm, he would return for the prison count and an hour later would have dinner: a single piece of meat and two vegetables and juice.
Lights out at 9.30pm.