Charles Bronson wants to get out of prison and make art
Britain's most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson, told his public parole hearing on Monday that he had changed and wanted out of prison to “do his art”.
Charles Bronson, 70, has been in prison for 48 years, almost continuously, and has spent much of it in solitary confinement.
Recall that the former boxer was sentenced in 1974 to seven years in prison following a failed robbery. His violence in prison, including hostage-taking, earned him successive sentence extensions.
At his public parole hearing which began on Monday, he declared that he deserved “a good 35” and being terrified of dying in prison, reported “The Guardian”.
He said he spent 23 hours a day in his cell and made art. He indicated that he had changed, regretting his past actions. He now wishes he could go out and “do his art”.
According to what “The Guardian” reported, Charles Bronson wore a dark suit and sunglasses. He said he was wearing his dark glasses to protect his eyes which have become sensitive to light due to repeated isolation over the years.
The hearing is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, while a closed session is to take place on Friday.