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Charles Bronson’s notoriety questioned – ‘He’s not raped anyone’

A lawyer for one of Britain’s longest-serving inmates, Charles Bronson, has described him as a “political prisoner”, insisting “he is a product of the system in which he finds himself”.

Bronson, 70, is appearing before a charles-bronsons-parole-everything-know-174722219.html” data-ylk=”slk:public parole hearing;cpos:2;pos:1;elm:context_link;itc:0;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;” class=”link yahoo-link”public parole hearings on Monday, having spent most of the last 50 years behind bars after being originally sentenced to seven years for armed robbery in 1974.

He has since committed a strong of violent offenses, mostly in prison, including holding a total of 11 people hostage at various points during his incarceration and attacking fellow inmates and prison guards – also spending a huge amount of time being held in solitary confinement.

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Lawyer Dean Kingham, who previously represented Bronson in an appeal, said Bronson hadn’t been given a chance to demonstrate his rehabilitation.

“I think he is a political prisoner,” he told GB News. “Because he is held in these extremely secure and almost alien conditions… he’s not been given any opportunity to show meaningfully to anybody – and that’s the parole board – that he can be trusted or he can live a more pro-social life in the community or even in less secure prison conditions.”

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of notorious inmate Charles Bronson (left), appearing via video link from HMP Woodhill, during his public parole hearing at the Royal Courts Of Justice, London.

Charles Bronson (left), appeared via video link from HMP Woodhill during his public parole hearing. (PA)

Charles Bronson pictured during some time out of prison in 1992. (PA)

Charles Bronson pictured during some time out of prison in 1992. (PA)

Bronson’s hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London will be the second ever public appeal, although the latest in a string of please for release from Bronson that dates back to 2002.

Kingham questioned whether the description of Bronson as

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