One of the world’s most dangerous prisoners
He is 62 years old.
He has spent 40 years in prison.
36 years of the 40 in solitary confinement.
Oh. And he was arrested in 1974 for stealing 26 pounds (about $38) only.
Meet Mr. Charles Salvador or Charles Brosnon. He is serving a life sentence for kidnapping. Kidnapping behind bars. His rap sheet includes impulse crimes, assaults, kidnappings and a steady diet of punch-ups with prison authorities — punch-ups that got him classified as a Category A prisoner, "highly dangerous to the public or national security" and includes being moved 120 time, at least 11 hostages, more than half a million pounds in damages. All behind bars.
According to Salvador he recoils at being breathed on by other humans, at their smells and at, in total, a lot of what makes humans, well, human. "I fear no one," Salvador, once said and later emblazoned in one of his books. "Violence just makes me madder and stronger."
Yes, Charles is an author and an artist. And took the name Salvador as a homage to the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. Charles has to his credit 11 Koestler Trust Awards, which honour art by prisoners, as well as 11 books and a mix of painted and illustrated artwork and has raised over 30,000 pounds (about $44,000) from selling them.
Not surprised enough? Charles Salvador liberally donates monies made from the sale of his art to children's hospices.
Charles Brosnon was the subject of the 2008 film "Bronson" starring Tom Hardy, a biopic based loosely around his life.