Charles Bronson Denied Parole: A Look at Britain's Most Notorious Prisoner
Charles Bronson, dubbed as "Britain's most notorious prisoner," has lost his latest bid for freedom from prison on parole. The decision was announced on March 30, 2023, by the Parole Board for England and Wales, which rejected his application to be released from prison. Bronson, who is now 70 years old, has spent a total of 47 years behind bars and has been involved in numerous violent incidents both in and out of prison. In this article, we take a closer look at Charles Bronson, his criminal history, and his latest bid for freedom.
Early Life and Criminal History
Charles Bronson, whose real name is Michael Gordon Peterson, was born on December 6, 1952, in Luton, Bedfordshire. He grew up in a dysfunctional family and was expelled from school at the age of 13. At the age of 19, he enlisted in the army but was dismissed from service after assaulting a senior officer. Bronson's criminal history dates back to 1974 when he was first convicted of armed robbery. Since then, he has been convicted of numerous offenses, including robbery, wounding, and threatening behavior.Also Read:
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Bronson's reputation as Britain's most notorious prisoner began in the 1990s when he started a series of violent incidents in prison. He has been involved in numerous hostage-taking incidents and assaults on prison staff, for which he has been sentenced to longer prison terms. In 1999, he was given a life sentence after taking a prison art teacher hostage for two days. Bronson has also been involved in several rooftop protests, during which he has demanded better prison conditions.
Bronson's Latest Bid for Parole
On March 30, 2023, Bronson appeared before the Parole Board for England and Wales for his latest bid for parole. He has previously been denied parole on numerous occasions, with the most recent being in 2020. Bronson's legal team argued that he had shown significant progress in controlling his violent behavior and had taken courses in anger management and art therapy. However, the Parole Board rejected his application, stating that he still posed a significant risk to the public.
Reactions to the Decision
The decision by the Parole Board to deny Bronson's parole has been met with mixed reactions. Some have welcomed the decision, citing Bronson's history of violence and his continued threat to the public. Others, including some of Bronson's supporters, have criticized the decision, stating that he has served enough time in prison and deserves a chance at rehabilitation.
Charles Bronson's latest bid for parole has once again brought him into the spotlight. He has spent a total of 47 years behind bars, and despite his claims of rehabilitation, the Parole Board has deemed him too much of a risk to release. Bronson's notoriety stems from his history of violence and his repeated involvement in violent incidents both in and out of prison. While some may argue that he deserves a chance at rehabilitation, the Parole Board's decision is a reminder of the seriousness of his crimes and the risk he poses to society.
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