Charles Bronson (prisoner)
Charles Arthur Salvador, known as Charles Bronson, is an English criminal. He has been held at times in each of England’s three prison psychiatric hospitals. He is known as a violent inmate, and has taken hostages in the course of confrontations with guards. He was the subject of the 2008 film Bronson starring Tom Hardy, a biopic based loosely on his life.
About Charles Bronson (prisoner) in brief
Charles Arthur Salvador, known as Charles Bronson, is an English criminal. He has been held at times in each of England’s three prison psychiatric hospitals. He is known as a violent inmate, and has taken hostages in the course of confrontations with guards, resulting in his sentence later being changed to life imprisonment. He was the subject of the 2008 film Bronson starring Tom Hardy, a biopic based loosely on his life. In 2014, he changed his name again, this time to Charles Salvador, in a mark of respect to Salvador Dalí, one of his favourite artists. Bronson has written many books about his experiences and famous prisoners he has met throughout his incarceration. A self-declared fitness fanatic who has spent many years in segregation, Bronson dedicated a book to exercising in confined spaces. His paintings and illustrations of prison and psychiatric hospital life have been publicly exhibited and won him multiple awards. His uncle and aunt each served as mayor of Luton in the 1960s and 1970s. He lived in Luton from the age of four, but when he was a teenager, his family moved to Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, where he started getting into trouble. He enjoyed fighting from an early age, and was often absent from school. His first job was at Tesco, which lasted two weeks before he was dismissed for attacking his manager. After being involved in petty crime, he was in serious trouble with the authorities for the first time after crashing a stolen lorry into a car.
His aunt, Eileen Parry, is quoted as saying: ‘He was obviously bright and always good with children, He was gentle and mild-mannered, never a bully; he would defend the weak’ Bronson was convicted of armed robbery in 1974, aged twenty-two, and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. A 19-year-old Bronson received his part in a smash and grab raid in 1971. He married Irene Kelsey in 1971, and the couple later remarried five years later. Their son is Jonathan Peterson, who was four months pregnant at the time of their divorce. The couple later divorced, and Bronson later married Michael Peterson, a Cockney Cockney, at Chester. He later had a son, Jonathan, who is now aged five years old. He lives in Chester with his wife, Irene, and their son Jonathan. He also has a daughter, Charlotte, and a son-in-law, who lives in London with his mother. He currently lives with his partner and their two children in the East End of London. His promoter thought he needed a more suitable name and suggested he change it toCharles Bronson in 1987, after the American actor. He has spent periods detained in the Rampton, Broadmoor and Ashworth high-security psychiatric hospitals and has been featured in books, interviews, and studies in prison reform and treatment. Bronson is one of the highest-profile criminals in Britain. After his trial he returned to petty crime and menial labour.