How long has charles bronson spent in prison

As reported by in February 2017, to date Charles Bronson has served over 34 years in prison and solitary confinement, spending just 131 days as a free man since his initial imprisonment.

Charles Bronson was first jailed for seven years in 1974 for armed robbery. This sentence was increased the following year after he attacked a fellow inmate with a glass jug and caused £100,000 of damage during a rooftop protest at HMP Liverpool in 1985.

He was eventually released but arrested again two months after being granted his freedom in 1988 after robbing a jewellery shop. Since then his crimes have included holding a librarian hostage, threatening to eat a fellow inmate unless his demands were met, assaulting a prison governor and kidnapping an art teacher - a crime that earned him a life tariff in 1999.

The film Bronson, starring Tom Hardy, documented his life of crime. He reportedly keeps fit behind bars by doing 2,000 press-ups every day.

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