Charles Bronson is a felon who has been in prison for over 50 years and admitted to being a passionate sports betor. This confession would normally not be any special, except for the fact prison rules prohibit gambling.
Bronson’s claim came during his parole hearing. It could have a negative impact on his future. Bronson was convicted of armed robbery in 1974 and sentenced to prison. If it weren’t for his passion for breaking the rules that led to additional sentences, he may have been a more mature man.
Bronson was recently discussed by the parole board at HMP Woodhill, Buckinghamshire. The parole board discussed Bronson’s numerous prison violations, as well as his love of betting on sports.
Bronson claims that he has won approximately PS1,500 ($1,778, at current conversion rates) during his years of wagering with inmates. Gambling is banned in British prisons. This raises serious questions about the efficiency and protocols of the prison system.
Bronson’s Crime-Definitive Life
Bronson may have been able to get away with gambling if that was his only vice. The criminal is known for his passion for violence. Bronson admitted that he loves a “rumble” and didn’t know any man who did not after a brawl in which he was covered in butter.
Bronson has an “impressive track-record” that includes taking hostages and fighting alongside other prisoners. Bronson claimed that he enjoyed fighting a prison warden in one instance.
Bronson’s criminal history is not restricted to the prison. Bronson was actually released several times, but he returned to prison shortly after. He was released in 1987, having served his sentence for the first armed robbery. This was due to his fighting with other prisoners while in prison. Bronson was involved in another robbery, and he returned to prison a few months later.
Bronson was released again in 1992, but was remanded to prison three months later. Bronson began to commit various crimes in prison, and he got into a fight over a critic of one his paintings.
The criminal, Michael Gordon Peterson was born to him. He now prefers to be called Charles Salvador due his love for painting. The man claims that his violent past is over and that he will soon be eligible for parole. The parole board is skeptical about these claims, as Bronson admitted that it was not his intention to feel remorseful for the crimes he committed in prison.