Charles Bronson writes letter claiming he is Britain's 'forgotten prisoner'

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Charles Bronson has written an open letter from behind bars complaining that he is Britain's 'forgotten prisoner'.

The notorious convict, widely regarded as the country's most violent prisoner, insists that his human rights are being abused by his continuing jailing in Wakefield prison.

The 62-year-old, who changed his name to Charles Salvador, is serving a life sentence for robbery and kidnap, but claims he is more than 13 years over his tariff for possible release.

Bronson, who has frequently attacked people in jail, has been incarcerated for 40 years, 36 years of them in solitary confinement. Victims of his violent outbursts inside prison have included a prison governor and guards.

However, he now says that he shouldn't even be held in solitary confinement or even in a Category A jail.

In his letter, Bronson wrote: “I am one of the forgotten IPP (indeterminate sentence for public protection) prisoners, left behind after IPP was deemed unlawful in 2012.

“Everyone in jail, are allowed certain rights. Especially progress. How can I ever progress whilst I am on CAT A?

“I was sentenced to life with a tariff of three years. I am 13 years over that tariff.

“I am constantly denied my basic human form of rehabilitation whatsoever.

Bronsin has spent just four months and nine days outside prison since being first convicted in 1974 and in that time he has been moved between prisons and sections more than 150 times.

During his time in prison Bronson has turned to art and sold some of his paintings for up to £1,000 each.