Tennis: a nightmare prison for Becker, between rats and violence

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A nightmare prison, violent and overcrowded, full of rats, where drug abuse and mental health problems are the order of the day: this is how the British media describe Wandsworth prison, London, where it has been for three days also former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker. Sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment by Southwark Crown Court for tax offenses, on Friday Becker, 54, was transported to the London penitentiary, which – ironically – is less than 5km from the prestigious Old England Club, where ” Bum Bum “has triumphed three times in his career.
Wandsworth Prison – writes the tabloid Daily Mail – is a seedy 170-year-old Victorian building, overcrowded (over 1,300 inmates) and infested with mice.
According to the report drawn up by the Chief Inspector of British Prisons, Charlie Taylor, it is one of the most violent prisons in the Kingdom, where staff were forced to intervene 1,295 times in the period under review, almost four times a day. . According to prison sources cited by the tabloid, however, Becker will spend only two weeks in Wandsworth (category B), before being moved to another prison, category C, or lower security, since he is not considered a dangerous inmate. being in jail for the crime of fraudulent bankruptcy.
Despite the sentence of two and a half years of imprisonment, it is very likely – concludes the Mail – that Becker will be released already in 10 months, serving the rest of his sentence with an electronic bracelet.

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