Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>
Parole was denied for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten for the 19th time.Van Houten, who is behind bars at the California Institution for Women at Frontera, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the August 1969 slayings of wealthy grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca.A model prisone ... More >>
Just as it had on 11 prior occasions during the last 37 years, a California prison board rejected Susan Atkins' request for parole today. There probably won't be a 13th rejection. The 60-year-old ex-Manson family member has a brain tumor and just months to live, according to doctors who had launched ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times reported today that Susan Atkins, the former follower of Charles Manson and the convicted killer of actress Sharon Tate in 1969, could be released from a California prison after 37 years. I profiled Atkins in 2002 after a prison interview because she stated then her hopes to l ... More >>
What do you get when you combine paranoia, ego and almost limitless power?
Answer: DA Tony Rackauckas
Former Manson Family Disciple Susan Atkins Wants to Be Your Neighbor
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