Boris Becker has to serve at least 30 months for delaying insolvency. The former tennis star was transferred to another prison a few weeks after entering prison - probably in his favour.
Three weeks after entering prison, former tennis pro Boris Becker was transferred to another prison in Great Britain. His lawyer confirmed this to RTL. Immediately after his conviction for delaying bankruptcy, the 54-year-old was sent to Wandsworth prison in London, and he is now in Huntercombe men's prison in Nuffield, England.
With the transfer, the prison quality will probably increase for Becker. In the UK there are four categories (A,B,C,D) with different levels of security. Category A prisons have the highest level of security - this is where the most dangerous criminals are housed. Category D refers to open prisons that allow temporary release. Becker transferred from Wandsworth, with level B, to Huntercombe, which was a juvenile prison until 2010. In October 2010 it reopened as a Category C prison for up to 400 adult men.
According to the British government, it is intended specifically for foreign men. The inmates should also have the opportunity to continue their education and do sports.
A few days ago, Becker's lawyer described the situation in Wandsworth as not nice, "but Boris accepts it." His client is "a fighter": "He is that too in this situation." According to the circumstances, Becker is doing well - "certainly not brilliantly," said the lawyer. It was also not true that the former tennis star was housed in a prison's comfort zone. He was housed in the same prison wing where he was from the start.
Boris Becker was sentenced by a London court on April 29 to two and a half years in prison for delaying bankruptcy, which he had to start immediately after the verdict. He must serve at least half of the 30 months. However, there is still an opportunity to appeal against the guilty verdict.