SHOULD CHARLES MANSON BE GRANTED PAROLE?
Charles Manson has a parole hearing next week, and the California Department of Corrections has released a photo of the notorious 77-year-old murderer. CNN published the photo, taken at Corcoran State Prison in June. Before that, the most recent known photo of Manson was from three years ago. As CNN pointed out, photos of prisoners are taken "when they are transferred to other prisons or medical facilities or, in the case of Manson, when an inmate's appearance changes." In the photos, Manson appears with long white hair, beard and the infamous swastika on his forehead.
Manson's parole hearing is scheduled for April 11th. He has been denied parole eleven times since being sentenced to death for the murder of actress Sharon Tate, her unborn baby and four others. In 1971, Manson was found guilty of ordering the killings. Manson's death sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972, when California's death penalty was overturned.
After over four decades in prison, should Charles Manson be granted parole?
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