Charles Mason first lived in Ohio with his mother was Kathleen Maddox a 16 year old girl that had been an alcoholic and prostitute. She married a man William Manson, but the marriage didn’t last long and Charles was placed in a boys school. He spend a lot of his childhood in and out of facilities and juvenile halls. Although he would run away and go back to his mother, she didn't want anything to do with him. Manson enede up living on the streets and surviving by petty crime. Because of this when he was 34 he would have spent 17 years behind bars. After he was released in the 60’s he headed to San Francisco where he would start his own version of a family.
The Mason Family was a group of around 100 people that followed Charles Manson who also shared his passion for a off the grid type of lifestyle and regular use of hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and shrooms. After Manson was released from prison 1967 He and his cult moved to San Francisco as while as a deserted ranch in the San Fernando Valley. Manson’s followers also had a group of young women that began to believe his claims that he was Jesus and believed his prophecies of a race war. The Manson Family including Charles Manson is thought to have carried out some 35 killings. Most of their cases were never tried though, either for lack of evidence or because they were al...
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...he Tate and LaBianca victims. He was sentenced to the gas chamber, this however became life in prison because California's Supreme Court overturned all death sentences before 1972.
During his 46 years in prison, Manson has hardly been a model inmate. He has had hundreds of violations while in prison, including possessing a cell phone, homemade weapons, smuggling drugs, and assaults. In 1982 prison guards discovered a hacksaw blade, marijuana, and LSD in Manson’s cell. In 1985 he tried to smuggle a hacksaw blade into San Quentin State Prison inside of his shoe, days after being transferred from another facility. He received more mail than any other inmate in U.S. prison history. Has had multiple movie documentaries and interviews with reporters since in prison. Charles Manson is a man who has grown up in prison and would be a very dangerous person if ever let go.
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