Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson has penned a letter from behind bars complaining that he is Britain’s No.1 ‘forgotten prisoner.’
The 62-year-old claims that the system is breaching his human rights while continuing to be jailed at HMP Wakefield in West Yorkshire. He is currently serving life for robbery and kidnap but believes that he could have been released 13 years ago.
Bronson, who nowadays goes by the name Charles Salvador, has only spent a maximum of four months OUT of jail since being locked up back in 1974 – due to his consistent attacks on both prison staff and prisoners.
In his letter, he rages that he shouldn’t be caged in a solitary unit or a Category A jail, writing: “I am one of the forgotten IPP (indeterminate sentence for public protection) prisoners, left behind after IPP was deemed unlawful in 2012.”
“Everyone in jail, are allowed certain rights. Especially progress. How can I ever progress whilst I am on CAT A? I was sentenced to life with a tariff of three years. I am 13 years over that tariff.”
“I have spent decades, unlawfully held in solitary. I have unlawfully been denied progress. Even the Kray twins were de-categorised to CAT B after 15 years. I have been on it 40 years, this alone stops my progress.”
“CAT A prisoners are deemed a danger to the state and a danger to the public. My crimes outside, are actually very low grade, they do not warrant or justify a CAT A status. I am constantly denied my basic human rights…no form of rehabilitation whatsoever.”
In the past, Bronson has been transferred to different prisons and sections over 150 times due to his violent outbursts – which includes the time he covered himself in butter and attacked 12 prison guards after hearing that Arsenal had won the FA Cup.