Oriol Junqueras, Raül Romeva, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart are back in Catalonia. They arrived at the Brians 2 prison just after midday on Wednesday from Zaragoza, where they spent the night in the prison of Zuera. At Can Brians they were changed to another vehicle and a few minutes later left again for their final destination, the prison of Lledoners, in the central Catalonia locality of Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, about 70km (45 miles) from Barcelona, arriving at approximately 1.30pm.
The Catalan Mossos d'Esquadra police moved them in two cars, two Volkswagen people movers, one white and another red, dispensing with the usual vans used for prisoner transfer, and escorted by two ordinary Mossos cars.
All four men were to have lunch in the prison's admissions module at Lledoners, followed by a medical check. They were to spend Wednesday night in module 2, a standard wing, where they will be held from now on along with the other inmates. They will be in individual cells and will be able to have contact with one another in the facilities of this module, which include a library, classrooms and a gymnasium.
The yellow ribbon road
Junqueras, Romeva and the Jordis arrived at Ledeners prison via the yellow ribbon road: the connecting road from the main highway to the prison, about a kilometre long, is marked by the constant presence of the yellow symbol that calls for their liberation. Yellow ribbons in the trees and painted every few metres on the asphalt, as well as banners and photographs along the route, a decoration which volunteers have been working on ever since the prisoners' Catalan destination was known.
And the yellow ribbon campaign continues: the banners and ribbons shown in the videos were placed on Wednesday morning, just before the arrival of the first four prisoners around noon.
Catalan president Quim Torra was expected to visit the prisoners on Wednesday afternoon. At 7pm on Wednesday, a concentration of supporters outside the prison is planned.
According to justice system sources, in the Catalan prison the political prisoners will see their families for the same number of hours as at present.
As for all of the 6,712 prisoners in Catalan penitentiary centres, those that have children under 10 years old are able to share a special visiting session with their children and an accompanying adult, lasting 90 minutes, once a month. Currently, they have a 3 hour visit of this type once every three months.
As for the normal visits, through glass with a telephone, for relatives and friends, the prisoners will have the same time limits as before: 40 minutes per week, which can be split across the two days of the weekend, twenty minutes per day, or all together on either Saturday or Sunday.