It has come to our attention that a parody/fake article announcing the release of Charles Manson has been published on the internet. Some people have been inquiring if the article is true. Although the article is fake, it does reference trueevents and facts concerning the CA Dept. of Corrections (including “elderly parole”), and it brings up some points we’d like to address.
— Manson will be 80 years old this year (2014).
— He has been in prison for 45 years. In so-called civilized/advanced countries, this is unheard of. (In parts of Europe, the maximum sentence for murder is 26 years)
— CM has endured decades of torture, through long-term solitary confinement, and abuse by forced debilitating psychotropic “medication”. Now he must contend with substandard medical care, poor nutrition, unhealthy conditions of confinement, and continued discriminatory treatment at the hands of rogue staff members. In addition, he is denied his 1st Amendment rights of access to the public media, and is held against his will in a protective housing unit instead of general population.
— Manson has been convicted of masterminding 9 murders; convicted of first degree murder only through conspiracy laws. It has never been claimed by a court that Manson himself killed anyone.
— In California and elsewhere, people who have actually committed murder are being released regularly (“…data from 2012, shows that of 784 California inmates on parole after being sentenced to a life term for murder, only 5 percent returned to prison last year for parole violations.”)
— Manson is considered by the CDCR to be a “low risk” inmate, meaning that the inmate is highly unlikely to be a risk if released. According to the CDCR, low risk category is determined by age, amount of time incarcerated, and behavior while incarcerated.
— The only evidence used to convict Manson was purely circumstantial; presented by bribed witnesses, threatened witnesses, fabricated testimonies, and through suppression of exculpatory evidence.
— New developments in the “Manson cases”, previously overlooked or suppressed evidence, as well as updated witness statements, have constantly been ignored by the media and the courts.
— Manson was unduly denied his 6th amendment right of self-representation.
— Manson was never allowed a defense portion of the trial, after 8 months of prosecution, slander, and a pervasive world-wide media frenzy (which began well before the trial itself).
— The longer you hold Manson down under your ignorance, jealousy, lies, and cover-ups – the more you will have to pay.
(photo: Charlie and Star, visiting, Feb 16, 2014)