Charles Bronson Has Lost His Bid To Be Freed From Jail In Public Parole Hearing


Charles Bronson might have had his perfect day all planned out for when he was released from prison, but it looks as if he’s going to be waiting a little longer for that after his application for parole was today denied during only the second public parole hearing in British history.

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Bronson went along to the hearing full of hope, saying that he could pretty much taste the freedom but sadly the findings of the parole board did not rule in his favour. Here’s what they had to say:

After considering the circumstances of his offending, the progress that Mr Salvador has made while in custody and the evidence presented at the hearings, the panel was not satisfied that Mr Salvador was suitable for release.

The panel noted that Mr Salvador has spent most of the last 48 years in custody and that much of this time has been in conditions of segregation.

The panel accepted that Mr Salvador genuinely wants to progress and that he is motivated to work towards his release. It thought that there was evidence of improved self-control and better emotional management.

However, the panel was mindful of his history of persistent rule breaking and that Mr Salvador sees little wrong with this. He lives his life rigidly by his own rules and code of conduct and is quick to judge others by his own standards. His positive progress has to be assessed in the context of him being held in a highly restrictive environment.

In the panel’s view, it is unknown exactly what is containing Mr Salvador’s risk. It is unclear whether the strong external controls of custody are mainly responsible or whether his attitudes have genuinely changed.

He will be eligible for a new parole in due course.

Meh that’s kind of a bummer for him but I suppose when you’ve taken part in about ten rooftop protests and fifteen hostage situations then that’s probably going to count against you, even if you’re a born again artist who now apparently despises violence. I do feel like the guy should probably get a shot at freedom at some point though having been locked up for 48 years, as if he doesn’t then what was the point of even rehabilitating him in the first place? There has to be some light at the end of the tunnel for people in his position who seem to have genuinely changed their ways.

Hopefully Bronson gets that chance soon and hopefully he doesn’t let everyone down by reoffending once he gets the opportunity. You could sadly see it happening.

For more of the same, check out when Bronson started selling his artwork as NFTs. Of course he did.


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