UK: Charles Bronson would not cope well with release, parole panel told

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Charles Bronson, one of the UK’s longest-serving prisoners, would not cope with being released, a Parole Board panel has heard. The 70-year-old, one of the UK’s most violent offenders, has been in prison for much of the last 50 years. He told the panel he had had ‘more porridge than Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and I’m sick of it.’ The first witness, his prison offender manager, said Bronson would not have the skills to cope on the outside. The panel heard that he spends 23 hours a day in his cell and only associates with three other inmates who he does not get on with. Shaven-headed Bronson was wearing a suit and small round sunglasses. When asked to give evidence, he spoke for about 10 minutes.” (03/06/23)