Charles Bronson gets the green light for a parole hearing – and it will be heard for the first time in public!
Charles Bronson, one of the UK’s longest-serving and most notorious prisoners, has been given the go-ahead to bring a High Court bid to have his latest parole hearing in public.
Bronson, 67, is currently held in the high-security estate at HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes but has previously been held in Armley, Hull, and Wakefield prisons. He has been in prison for the vast majority of the last 45 years and much of that time spent has been spent in solitary confinement or specialist units.
Bronson was last in court in November 2018, when he was cleared of attempting to seriously harm a prison governor.
Bronson, who changed his name in 2014 to Charles Salvador after the artist Salvador Dali, wants his upcoming parole review hearing to take place in public. But Parole Board rules state oral hearings must take place in private – a “blanket ban” on public hearings which Bronson’s lawyers had claimed were unlawful.