Charles Manson was a man who dreamt of being famous, but instead became infamous for a heinous crime. Essentially, he got what he wanted. Nearly everyone knows his name and the horrendous things that it is associated with. Manson has been behind bars since 1971 and although he was originally sentenced to death, his sentence was later converted to "life in prison with the possibility of parole."
Of course, just because Manson has the possibility to eventually be paroled, it doesn't mean that will ever happen. As a matter of fact, the prosecutors in the case have been vocal on the fact that they are opposed to him ever being released.
According to the L.A. Times, Sandi Gibbons (who is a spokesman for the district attorney, according to the site) said, "We consistently [opposed parole] and will continue to do so."
Manson has been up for parole (and denied) 11 times, and he does not plan on attending his hearing on April 11th, which will likely be denied. Even though Charles Manson is now 77 years old, prosecutors feel that he remains to be a danger to the public. His years behind bars has apparently not had an effect on his conscience and reportedly refuses to cooperate or even show remorse for his crimes.
Perhaps the most unsettling thing when it comes to Manson is not the danger that he directly imposes, but rather that which is indirect. In the past, he has been able to coerce others into doing the dirty work, and who is to say that he would not be able to do so again?
What do you think? Will Charles Manson ever be paroled, or will he spend the rest of his life in prison?
Â© Corrina Jean