After 11 failed bids for freedom, notorious killer Charles Manson, now 77, is up for parole later this month.
The parole board rejected his bid in 2007, saying Manson “continues to pose an unreasonable danger to others and may still bring harm to anyone he would come in contact with.”
Manson refused to participate in that hearing, describing himself as a “prisoner of the political system.” He also declined to participate in any psychological evaluations in 2007.
In 1969, Charles Manson was arrested for the killing of a number of people, including Sharon Tate. Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, was 8 1/2 months pregnant when she was killed at her hilltop home in Benedict Canyon on Aug. 9, 1969.
Manson has been in jail ever since – an interesting punishment for someone who wasn’t present when the murders were committed.