Cardinal George Pell is spending his first night in jail as he awaits sentencing for molesting two choirboys minutes after leading Mass.
He is locked up in the protection wing of Melbourne Assessment Prison to prevent him from being attacked as a hated paedophile by other inmates.
After arriving in a white prison truck Pell, 77, had to discard all his belongings except his religious necklace and trade them for prison clothes.
He endured a humiliating strip search where he had to spread his bottom cheeks wide, lift his testicles, and poke out his tongue.
Once a top Catholic Church official, Pell will now be just another prisoner subject to standard rules and requirements that will govern his life.
Pell would likely be handed an 'immediate needs pack' with $3 phone credit, a pack of cigarettes, box of matches, toothbrush, toothpaste, sachets of coffee and sugar, and tea bags, 600ml of full cream milk, and two condoms.
The typical list of items inmates are allowed to have during his prison stay isn't much longer and a far cry from his lavish life as the Vatican's third in command.
Clothes include six pairs each of undies or boxer shorts and socks, two singlets, two jumpers or jackets, four tops, four pairs of pants and shorts, and pyjamas.
Pell was found guilty by a County Court jury of one count of sexually penetrating a child and four counts of committing an act of indecency.
Those verdicts were made public only after the abandonment of a second trial over allegations Pell indecently assaulted boys in Ballarat, 110km north-west of Melbourne, in the 1970s.