Eddie Richardson was a South London gangland boss along with his brother Charlie in the 1960's.
Eddie was sentenced in 1967 to 15 years of which he served 11 years. This was the sentence passed by Sir Frederick Lawton, QC in the infamous "Torture trial" which to this day Eddie insists was a fit up.
In 1989 he was sentenced to a further 25 years for conspiring to import drugs, this time he served 12 years. He was released in 2001.
Eddie learnt to paint in prison and has become a critically acclaimed painter and now produces artwork both commissioned and of his own volition. Eddie also lectures about his former life and has become a popular after dinner speaker.
Eddie Richardson learnt to paint in prison. With an abundance of time on his hands he soon realised he had a talent and more importantly a love of painting.
Eddie's work has been the subject of several exhibitions and has sold to private collectors all over the world.
Many of Eddie's most popular paintings can be purchased as high quality colour prints. These can be found here: Signed Prints
This is a 2005 postcard from Charlie Bronson (Wakefield Prison).
Charlie has written to me on numerous occasions and i can only say that he has always been a gentleman and someone i call a friend.
He's been in the news a lot recently regarding his marriage to Paula Williamson and i hope all goes well for them both.
The prison service won't look back at my time with them fondly but i did eventualy get out and stayed out. Charlie deserves the chance to show that they no longer need to keep him in segregation. If that goes well who knows, we might get to have a few beers together!