Boris Becker has left Wandsworth Prison and has been transferred to another prison. His lawyer confirms that.
After being convicted of delaying bankruptcy, Boris Becker (54) was taken to Wandsworth Prison in London at the end of April to serve out his sentence of two years and six months. Now the ex-tennis legend is said to have been transferred from the second largest prison in Great Britain. His media lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser confirmed this to the broadcaster RTL.
Accordingly, Becker recently found accommodation in HM Prison Huntercombe. Around 400 offenders are currently serving their sentences in the men’s prison in Nuffield, Oxfordshire, England. The prison is in category C, which is said to hold most prisoners in England.
What does category C mean?
In the UK, prisons are divided into four categories (A to D): Category A prisons house the most dangerous offenders. Category B prisons – Becker’s previous accommodation – are reserved for convicts immediately after their guilty verdict. Category C prisons mostly offer the possibility of rehabilitation.
Numerous headlines about the conditions there circulated about Becker’s previous accommodation. However, his media lawyer recently cleared up some untruths in an interview with RTL and assured: “From what I know, he is doing well given the circumstances – certainly not great.”