Charles Bronson Says Parole Delay Ruined Christmas Dinner With Mom

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nick Razzell/REX/Shutterstock (336412c) CHARLES BRONSON AFTER WINNING THE RIGHT TO WIN APPEALS AGAINST HIS LAST LIFE SENTENCE FOR TAKING BRITISH CRIMINAL CHARLES BRONSON HOSTAGE AT THE HIGH COURT, LONDON, UK - MAY 3, 2001

Charles Bronson pictured outside the High Court in 2001 (Image: Nick Razzell/Rex/Shutterstock)

Britain’s most notorious prisoner Charles Bronson has spoken out about delays at his long-awaited public parole hearing – he said they ruined his plans for a Christmas dinner with his mum.

He was finally granted a review earlier this month and was initially hoping his hearing on the “jam roll” would take place before the holidays. Now it looks like it will happen sometime next year.

In a letter sent to WalesOnline from the maximum security facility at HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes, Bronson called the backlash a “shame” and added: “Jingle f**king b*****ks”.

He wrote: “I have given these hypocrites good behavior for years and they have given me nothing in return. It’s a shame and I’m sick of it.

“Jingle f**king b*****ks, I say. But it’s Christmas, after all, so don’t be angry.”

Bronson, 69, who changed his name to Charles Salvador in 2014 after artist Salvador Dali, previously told Metro he had his sights set on a “Guinness for Crimbo” after submitting his application.

But in his last letter, he writes, “I always say, ‘Never plan anything in prison unless it’s an escape,’ because you just can’t control your life.

“This Christmas I was looking forward to dinner with my mother. I figured I had a good chance of squeezing out some jam buns (probation) on December 12 – but that won’t happen until 2023 now.

“That’s how this system ‘works’ – they couldn’t run an ap**s-up in a brewery. That’s why there are so many suicides inside and women outside are losing hope.”

He added: “Can I make it by Christmas next year, who knows? But one thing is for sure – I’ll get out of here one day and it won’t be in a body bag.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (278564j) CHARLES BRONSON CHARLES BRONSON, THE MOST FAMOUS CRIMINAL IN BRITAIN - 1997

Bronson was granted a public parole hearing earlier this month (Image: Rex/Shutterstock)

Undated handout file photo of Charles Bronson with his dog Della during a break from prison in 1992. Bronson will face a public parole board hearing next year when he makes his final request for liberty. The parole board said it granted a request by attorneys for Bronson ??? one of Britain's longest serving prisoners ??? to demand that his latest case be heard publicly. Issue date: Wednesday November 9, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story PRISONS Bronson. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may be used for editorial reporting purposes only to concurrently depict events, things or people in the photo or facts mentioned in the photo caption. Reuse of the image may require further permission from the copyright owner.

Bronson with his dog Della during a break from prison in 1992 (Image: PA)

Bronson is one of Britain’s most notorious and longest serving prisoners.

Born Michael Gordon Peterson in Luton, Bedfordshire in 1952, he indulged in petty crime from an early age.

After receiving several reprimands and suspended sentences, he was sentenced to seven years in prison in 1974 for armed robbery.

Apart from two brief stints at liberty, he has since been imprisoned.

Bronson’s sentence continued to escalate, and he was moved between different prisons after assaulting guards and fellow inmates.

He was transferred to the Parkhurst Psychiatric Facility in 1976, where he befriended the Kray twins.

Chronicler of his subsequent stay at Broadmoor, Bronson described being in Ronnie Kray’s company as “like sitting with royalty”.

He staged one of his famous protests on the roof of the maximum-security psychiatric ward, causing thousands of pounds in damage before coming down when officers agreed to his demand for fish and chips, a cup of tea and some apple pie and pink pudding.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (448620c) CHARLES BRONSON RARELY PERFORMS OUTSIDE JAIL, ON ONE OF THE FEW OCCASIONS WHEN HE HAS BEEN RELAXED. HE SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE BEHIND GUESTS: CHARLES BRONSON, THE MOST FEARED PRISONER IN BRITAIN, SUAGING THE LENGTH OF HIS JUICE AT THE OLD BAILEY

Bronson is one of Britain’s most notorious and longest serving prisoners (Image: Rex/Shutterstock)

Bronson was released in 1987 but was back at the house just 69 days later after another armed robbery.

During this time he began a short-lived career as a bare-knuckle boxer. On the advice of his promoter, he changed his name to Charles Bronson.

He was released in 1992 and has spent even less time outside. About 53 days later he was arrested on robbery conspiracy charges and sentenced to eight years in prison.

While in custody, he took a librarian hostage and demanded that the police bring him an inflatable doll, a helicopter and a cup of tea.

In 1996, he took two Iraqi kidnappers and another inmate hostage at Belmarsh Maximum Security Prison, insisting they call him “General.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Cherri Gilham/REX/Shutterstock (553601a) Cherri Gilham, former actress-turned-writer and anti-war activist, visited Charles Bronson in Wakefield Prison. She campaigns for Bronson's release. He has been in solitary confinement for 27 years. Cherri says: “We will take his case to the European Court of Human Rights as his detention violates Article 3 which states that “no one shall be subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”. Bronson is locked in his cage for 23 hours a day. He has no human contact other than occasional guardians. It's a farce, says Cherri. He has served his time and is a reformed character who finds solace in his art, for which he has won multiple awards. He should be freed. But Home Office bureaucracy is annoying' CHERRI GILHAM VISITS CHARLES BRONSON AT WAKEFIELD JAIL, UK - OCT 5. 2005

Bronson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of four years in 2000 (Image: Cherri Gilham/Rex/Shutterstock)

Bronson told negotiators he would eat one of them before demanding a helicopter to Cuba, a cheese and pickle sandwich and ice cream to end the standoff.

That came two years after he took a deputy prison governor hostage and a year before he kidnapped an art teacher who was criticizing one of his paintings.

Bronson was sentenced in 2000 to life imprisonment with a minimum of four years for the latter offense.

In his book Bronson, published that same year, he said, “I’m a nice guy, but sometimes I lose my senses and get mean. It doesn’t make me angry, just confused.”

Tom Hardy played him in the 2008 biopic of the same name, loosely based on the Hardman’s life.

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