Since the end of April, Boris Becker’s life has been spent behind prison bars. Sentenced to two and a half years in hidden prison after being found guilty of having notably three million euros as part of his bankruptcy, the ex-tennis star is now imprisoned in Huntercombe penitentiary in Henley-on. -Thames, West London.
But the German, winner of six Grand Slam tournaments during his very rich career, is apparently not treated in the same way as the average resident of the place. According to The Sun, the 54-year-old former player has already benefited from an assistant position teaching sports science to prison inmates. An astonishing favour, insofar as it is traditionally reserved for prisoners who have been present for several years.
Families of prisoners have therefore written to the management of Huntercombe, an establishment used to accommodating foreign prisoners where he was transferred in May, to complain about the preferential treatment enjoyed by Boris Becker. The latter would be treated better than most other content, but as far as one can speak of a luxurious life, according to a tabloid source.
Towards a transfer to Germany?
On Tuesday, the Prison Service, which is responsible for penitentiaries in the UK, said it was “wrong to suggest that preferential treatment has been given”. Convicts can benefit from access to work and educational opportunities in prison”.
Boris Becker must serve half of his sentence in prison, approximately 15 months. But the former player hopes to be able to benefit from a transfer to Germany from November. He could, then, request an adjustment of his sentence in order to be released for Christmas.