HMP Wakefield is a Cat A prison that is designed to house men who have committed serious crimes towards women and children. Huckle would basically have been doing his time with like-minded individuals.
Of course nobody is ever safe in any prison, especially a Cat A, but he would have been infinitely better off In Wakefield as opposed to other Cat A prisons such as HMP Full Sutton and HMP Frankland (Durham) that house some absolute nutters and serious gangsters who would not think twice about killing someone like Huckle. Or having him killed by someone else.
He would almost certainly of been on the protective custody wing at Full Sutton but even some of the grasses and rapists on there would despise Huckle for his crimes and wouldn't hesitate to do him over and get some serious respect within the prison system in the process for taking his scalp
Ian Huntley was transferred from Wakefield to Frankland and was immediately stabbed by the same guy who went on to murder another notorious child killer Colin Hatch in none other than...HMP Full Sutton.
Looks like the authorities were not prepared to let this particular little weasel do 'easy time' in "Monster Mansion" (Wakefield).
As for giving the perpetrator of Huckle's demise a medal, I think we should hold that thought until we see who actually did it. Someone will almost certainly be charged as he more than likely wants the world to know it was he who offed Huckle. Wouldn't surprise me if it was all caught on CCTV. Its probably someone you wouldn't want to have round your house for tea and biscuits that's for sure