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Charles Bronson

Charles 'Charlie' Bronson b.1952

Often referred to as the most violent prisoner in Britain, Bronson has been incarcerated, mostly in solitary confinement for nearly 35 years.

For the last 17 years, Bronson has occupied himself through writing poetry and producing art. His drawings which although at first glance are simplistic cartoons, are in fact something far more profound, they are scathing indictments of the penal system and fearless psychological portraits of Charles's interior world.

Charles Bronson has had eleven books published to date and also won eleven Koestler Trust Awards for his poetry and his Art.

In 2009 a film based on Bronson's life story was released in the UK, it stared Tom Hardy and was directed by Nicolas Winding.