‘I’m going to be on very thin ice out there’: Britain’s most notorious prisoner Charles Bronson rants about being on parole in interview from prison – and says he’ll hate wearing a ‘f***** tag’ because he will struggle to have a shower
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Charles Bronson said he would be ‘on very thin ice’ if he was ever let out of prison because of the restrictive nature of parole conditions.
In an interview from behind bars, the 70-year-old slammed the limitations put on released prisoners and said he would hate wearing a ‘f*****g tag’ because he would struggle to have a shower.
‘Britain’s most dangerous prisoner’ is begging the parole board to approve his release after nearly 50 years in jail.
He was first locked up for armed robbery in 1974, but during his time inside he has taken hostages in 10 prison sieges and attacked at least 20 prison officers.
Eventually in 1999 he was handed a life sentence for kidnapping a prison art teacher.
Charles Bronson slammed the limitations put on released prisoners and said he would hate wearing a ‘f*****g tag’ because he would struggle to have a shower
Speaking in 2021 with his friend, YouTuber Steve Wraith, for his series – The Charlie Salvador aka Bronson Interviews – the inmate mocked the conditions placed on prisoners who are released on parole.
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‘Let’s just say they say I’m not allowed to walk past the Post Office, well, how do I know if there’s a Post Office round the f*****g corner?
‘Now in a paedophile’s case they’re not allowed to walk past schools, but how do they know if there’s a school round the corner?
‘And you’re not allowed to talk to girls? Well, what happens if a girl talks to you.
‘I’m going to be on very thin ice out there. But at least it’s half freedom.
‘The only thing I’m not looking forward to is that f*****g tag on my ankle – for three months I think. How do you ever shower with that on?
‘How do you put your socks on? I won’t be able to wear my suspenders and tights with them!’
Bronson’s tribunal has heard how he would need a great deal of support for everyday tasks if ever freed because he has never even used a cash machine.
He was first locked up for armed robbery in 1974, but during his time inside he has taken hostages in 10 prison sieges and attacked at least 20 prison officers
A panel of three considered the case this week at HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, while members of the press and public watch the proceedings on a live stream from the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.
The psychologist told the hearing that Bronson would be very low risk of absconding if he was moved to an open prison but she advised against releasing him into the community.
‘You can never say someone is no risk but I think he would be a low risk of absconding,’ she said.
‘I think the benefits of being in open conditions and the work that could be done there would outweigh the immediate risks at the moment.
‘[But] I can’t recommend that he is released at this time because I think there’s further work that needs to be done.’
The psychologist said he had suffered with PTSD from his brutal treatment in prisons across the UK, including Broadmoor and Rampton high-security hospitals.
The psychologist said he had suffered with PTSD from his brutal treatment in prisons across the UK, including Broadmoor and Rampton high-security hospitals
‘His violence has been exacerbated while he has been in the prison system and that is because he has felt that he is locked in a battle with the authorities,’ she said.
‘He feels like the whole system is about humiliating and degrading him.’
Richard Booth, who co-authored a novel with Bronson and was yesterday described by the prisoner as ‘a legend, an icon,’ told the hearing that Bronson had shown significant improvements in his mood and happiness in the last four years.
‘He is much more calm, he’s been using breathing techniques,’ he told the panel.
Mr Booth said Bronson’s artworks sell for between £1,000 and £30,000 each, and they raised £67,000 for charity at a single auction last year.
Bronson, who has changed his named to Charles Salvador, had previously told the hearing he once ‘lived to have a rumble’ but had mellowed in his old age.
He said he would like to go for a cup of tea with art teach Phil Danielson and apologise for taking him hostage for two days in HMP Hull in 1999. The act lead to a life sentence being given to the former jewellery shop robber.
Bronson – whose real name is Michael Peterson – is having one further hearing in private tomorrow today before learning his fate in the coming weeks.
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