Charles Salvador (formally known as Charles Bronson, Charles Ali Ahmed, and born Michael Gordon Peterson) is dubbed as "Most Violent Prisoner in Britain". Salvador is one of the highest-profile criminals in Britain and has been featured in books, interviews, and studies in prison reform and treatment. He is the subject of the 2008 film Bronson, the story based loosely around his life. Salvador has written many books about his experiences and famous prisoners he has met throughout his internment. A self-declared fitness fanatic who has spent many years in segregation, Salvador dedicated a book to working out in confined spaces. In his own words: "I'm a nice guy, but sometimes I lose all my senses and become nasty. That doesn't make me evil, just confused."
Initially he was a petty criminal, but he made sure to make a name for himself while in prison.
He fought convicts and officers. He also embarked on one-man rooftop protests. Regarded as a "problem prisoner", he was moved 120 times through Her Majesty's Prison Serviceand spent most of that time in solitary.
He has a truly unique, interesting, and lengthy prison history. He has fought prisoners and guards, thrown water on the governer, bonded with a family of rodents that crept into his cell, ran riot in the nude clutching onto a spear he fashioned out of a broken bottle and a broom handle, took a civilian librarian hostage (demanded an inflatable doll and a helicopter and a cup of tea from police negotiators), took deputy governor Adrian Wallace hostage, took a doctor hostage at Birmingham, etc.
This postcard was sent from Charles Bronson in 2013, shorty before he changed his name to Charles Salvador.