Charles Bronson ‘moved to new prison and put in punishment cell after attacking governor’
A man infamously dubbed Britain’s most violent inmate has reportedly been moved jails and put in a ‘punishment cell’ after attacking a prison governor.
0CommentsCharles Bronson has allegedly been transferred from a maximum security prison he previously said he hates more than any other after a row over his artwork.
Bronson, who has spent 40 years in jail – 36 of which in solitary confiement, was moved to Buckinghamshire’s HMP Woodhill just before last Christmas.
However last Friday the 61-year-old was allegedly transferred to West Yorkshire’s HMP Wakefield.
The prison has been dubbed Monster Mansion as it houses a large number of sex offenders including disgraced Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins.
Bronson has reportedly been moved jails for attacking a prison governor
Charlie has nothing in the punishment cell, and has not the opportunity to wash or shave since Friday
Spokesperson for Charles Bronson
Bronson has allegedly been placed in a ‘punishment cell’ where he is not allowed to go to the gym, exercise, wash, watch TV or draw.
A spokesperson for Bronson said the alleged assault was being investigated by the police.
She said: “Woodhill Prison are alleging that Charlie assaulted a Governor and made threats and have charged him and passed the matter to the police to investigate.
“Charlie’s legal team have been made aware of the situation and Charlie fully intends to fight these accusations, citing extreme provocation and duress.
“We have had confirmation from Charlie that he is back at Wakefield Prison, where they kindly let him make an emergency phone call.
“He is, however in the punishment block and at present, unsure how long he will be in punishment or indeed, at Wakefield.”
Last week Bronson was allegedly banned from sending his artwork after HMP Wakefield chiefs said people outside were selling it and make a profit.
He was previously banned from sending out his artwork – which can sell for up to £1,000-a-piece – when in HMP Woodhill in 2010.
Heavily built Bronson, who does 2,000 push-ups a day, has been moved 120 times since he was first jailed in 1974 for seven years for armed robbery.
He was released on October 30 1988 but was free for just 69 days before he was arrested again for robbery.
During the short period he was released he was involved in illegal bare-knuckle boxing in East London.
Bronson’s time in prison was made into a movie starring British actor Tom Hardy
During his time incarcerated Bronson has taken hostages and been involved in 10 prison sieges, attacked at least 20 prison officers and caused £500,000 in damage in rooftop protests.
He also has convictions for wounding, criminal damage, grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment, blackmail and threatening to kill.
He was jailed for life in 2000 after taking prison art teacher Phil Danielson hostage at HMP Hull in February 1999 after he criticised one of his sketches.
Bronson’s spokesperson added: “The protocol on the punishment block is that unless he is prepared to come out with his hands on his head and get on his knees, they will not let him out for the hour’s exercise he is legally entitled to.
“Charlie has refused to do this, although he is keen to stress that he is cool and being respectful to the staff at Wakefield.
“Charlie has nothing in the punishment cell, and has not the opportunity to wash or shave since Friday. We are hopeful this situation will change for the better within the next few days.”
A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said it did not comment on individual prisoners.