Charles Bronson has said ‘this is my time’ as his potential parole hearing inches closer.
Bronson, 69, is Britain's most notorious prisoner and has spent almost 50 years behind bars.
But as of 21 July, prisoners can apply for a parole hearing to be made in public, and Bronson wants to make sure decisions made about his release are seen by everyone, explaining: “There is no more sweeping my case under the mat.”
In a letter written to Metro from Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes, Bronson said: “I’ve nothing to hide from the media or public. It’s this vindictive system that runs from the truth.
“I’m the first to admit I probably deserve a good 30 years caged up and all the brutality against me.
“But this last 20 years has been nothing but revenge – to make an example of a man they forever label an out of control lunatic. This is my time now.”
Bronson - who changed his name to Charles Salvador in 2014 - was first imprisoned for armed robbery when he was just 22.
His initial seven-year sentence was extended due to his attacks on guards and other inmates, and it wasn't long after he was released in 1987 that he was back behind bars, where he’s remained to this day.
However, it’s not yet been confirmed that Bronson’s parole hearing will play out in the public eye, as the parole board is unable to accept applications for public hearings until the law changes on 21 July, Metro notes.
LADbible has approached a parole board representative for comment.
In March, Bronson took part in a telephone interview with The Mirror and said he believes he is 'closer now to getting out than [he has] been in 30-odd years'.
Bronson said: “I’ve got my jam roll [parole] coming up. All my reports are excellent. It’s looking good, it really is... Up to now there’s not a date, but it’s looking like June, July.
"I’m the first man in the British Isles to have a public parole hearing. All these decades I’ve done.”
The notorious convict also confirmed he still works out regularly, explaining: "I still smash my press-ups out. I’m 70 years old and I can still do 95 press-ups in 30 seconds. I don’t walk on the yard, I run – sit-ups, press-ups, squats, I love it.
“When I go out on the yard that’s my hour of freedom. I’ve got a big smile, I’m happy. I’m walking out as fit as the day I came in. I’m coming home."
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