The footballer had to adapt to a very different routine from the luxurious life he led outside. A newspaper published an article describing the daily life of a Brazilian in prison, based on the testimony of “numerous sources, official and unofficial, from inside and outside the prison.”
Alves shares a cell with Coutinho
Dani Alves has continued to adjust to the Brians 2 prison in Barcelona a week since his transfer, after the judge in charge of his case of the alleged rape of a young woman in a nightclub ordered his unconditional bail on January 20. The footballer had to adapt to a very different routine from the luxurious life he led outside. A newspaper published an article describing the daily life of a Brazilian in prison, based on the testimony of “numerous sources, official and unofficial, from inside and outside the prison.” According to this information, how Alves operated the switch is “exemplary”. Alves reportedly shares a cell with someone he already knows from the past. He is a Brazilian known as Coutinho, who was the bodyguard of former Barcelona player Ronaldinho and a bouncer at several of the city’s nightclubs.
The Brazilian could spend a long time in prison
It’s not about Philippe Coutinho, the former Barcelona player who shared a dressing room for the Brazilian national team with Alves. Dani’s cellmate, convicted of sexual assault, is responsible for teaching the footballer prison procedures, prison life, schedules and deeds. According to sources cited by the newspaper, the role of Alves’ cellmate is vital because, given the firm decision of the judge and the extensive, documented, and detailed investigation carried out by the police, everything seems to indicate that the Brazilian could spend a long time in prison. After all, as the judge found, the danger that, given his economic means, he could escape from Spain is not only very possible but very easy. Alves’ routine in Brians’ 2 is the same as the rest of the prisoners. The day starts at 08:00 and ends at 22:00 when the lights go out in all modules.
According to reports, Alves has already played his first football match with the rest of the prisoners. It happened last Thursday, and the presence of the Brazilian in the game created a huge anticipation in the prison yard among his cellmates who wanted to see him play.
“Alves’ adaptation is exemplary”
Dani Alves remains behind bars in the Brians 2 prison, located in Sant Esteve Sesrovires, near the Catalan capital of Barcelona. He was taken to jail over a week ago after being charged with alleged sexual assault at a nightclub. His lawyer, Cristobal Martell, is expected to file an appeal asking for the Brazilian right-back’s temporary release. Meanwhile, according to multiple sources, Alves’ life in prison is a mixture of people who are official and unofficial people inside and outside the prison. A Catalan newspaper pointed out that “Alves’ adaptation is exemplary”. They even reveal that Alves, who was arrested on January 20 and accused of sexual assault allegedly committed at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona on December 30, has already played his first football match with other prisoners.
It happened last Thursday, and the presence of the Brazilian star created massive anticipation in the prison yard among his cellmates who wanted to see him play. According to reports, Alves, who is being held without bail, is sharing a cell with someone he already knows. He is a Brazilian known as Coutinho, who was Ronaldinho’s bodyguard and bouncer in some of Barcelona’s nightclubs. Meanwhile, “Ya es mediodía” have reported that Alves bought essentials with his 100 euro prison card. His purchases include items such as four cans of tuna, four yoghurts, a bottle of shampoo, deodorant, and some energy drinks. After leaving for prison, Alves was released by his last team, Pumas, who announced that they had terminated his contract. “We cannot allow the behaviour of any individual to harm this working philosophy,” said president Leopoldo Silva.