Charles Bronson could be released in months as parole hearing date confirmed
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Charles Salvador – better known to you and I as Charles Bronson – now has the dates for his public parole hearing.
Bronson, who is one of Britain’s longest serving prisoners, will look to be released after almost 50 years behind bars, and has spoken of his desire to live out the rest of his days in a caravan in Devon.
Bronson was born as Michael Peterson in 1952, and was first sentenced to prison for his role in an armed robbery in 1974.
Despite brief periods outside of jail since then, he has remained almost constantly incarcerated, with his various sentences continuing to mount because of violent incidents whilst in the prison system including assault of inmates and staff as well as hostage taking.
Now though, he claims he has been rehabilitated and is set to be heard at a public parole hearing over two days starting on 6 March this year.
A spokesperson for the Parole Board told LADbible: "The date for the public hearing has now been set for Monday 6th March and Wednesday 8th March 2023.
"The hearing will be streamed to a location in central London. To observe the hearing, you must attend this location – we cannot share a link to the hearing to be watched anywhere else.
"The exact location is still being confirmed."
Before Christmas, he spoke of his desire to make it his last Christmas behind bars, following the delay of his parole hearing, which had been due to take place in public last December.
His quest to have a parole hearing in public began in 2019, with Parole Board chairperson Caroline Corby ruling: “I have concluded that a public hearing is in the interests of justice in the case of Mr Salvador.
"I therefore grant the application for the hearing to be held in public."
That doesn’t mean that we’ll get the whole details of the hearing however, as Corby also added that some elements may be kept in private or referred to with code words.
She noted: "The Panel Chair could decide to move from a public hearing to a private hearing, should the hearing be disrupted or should there be any attempt to disclose information which is properly confidential."
In a letter written from HMP Woodhill to his son George Bamby, seen by LADbible, Bronson wrote: “Son, as you can see – 6th March!
“We’ve been waiting along [sic] time for this.
“What will be will be now!
“I’ve worked hard to get a result, I’ve now earned my freedom or at least some serious progression.
“Keep the faith George, I’m coming home.”
He added: “If you sort the caravan now, until I move in use it for families with kids who need a holiday, free.
“It’s been tough times for kids this last few years, so let’s do some good with it.”