The lucrative business of sharing prison with Dani Alves
An inmate who has permission to move throughout the prison moves items for the Brazilian to sign in exchange for tobacco.
The situation involving Dani Alves is so complex that it could fill a book, and the latest developments could even make for an entertaining picaresque novel. This literary genre is known for its mischievous, clever, and audacious protagonists, and in this case, it seems that the main character has emerged in the form of one of the inmates at Brians 2 prison.
Alves signing shirts for prisoners
The footballer is currently in pretrial detention at this facility following allegations of sexual assault by a 23-year-old woman in a private room at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona on December 30.
According to the news portal El Caso, officials at the prison have noticed a significant number of Barcelona shirts signed by the Brazilian player being circulated among the inmates, with one particular prisoner seemingly benefitting from the situation.
This individual, who has more freedom of movement within the prison, is collecting shirts from other inmates, either through visits or packages, and taking them to Alves to be signed. He then returns them to their owners, who distribute them to family members and friends.
Prison authorities have reportedly detected this flow of shirts passing through module 13, where Alves is being held. In exchange for his services, the intermediary prisoner receives commission, often in the form of extra tobacco.