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Charles Manson Parole Release: It’s A Hoax

    June 8, 2014
    Ellisha Rader Mannering
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Many people were shocked to read that Charles Manson was finally being released from prison on parole. The article making the claim turned out to be a hoax, but managed to trick and even scare many people.

The hoax article was published on the Empire News website. The website is a satirical website, but many people thought the article was actual news and mistook it as the truth.

The article reads,

“One of the most famous killers in the American prison system will soon be walking free. On Tuesday Charles Manson, who is now 79 years old, was granted parole by the California Board of Parole and authorized by California Governor Jerry Brown. According to California Board of Parole Hearings Commissioner John Peck, prison overcrowding forced the prison board to re-evaluate prisoners that are elderly or those with serious illnesses. In February a panel of federal judges ordered California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) two more years to reduce chronic prison overcrowding that has cost the state billions of dollars.”

It goes on to offer more details about the Manson murders and his numerous attempts at parole. The article was shared on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, where readers also expressed their fear and disbelief.

Eventually, the world caught on to the fact that the article was a hoax. Manson was last denied parole in 2012. He is currently 79 years old and is serving time at a prison in California.

He was convicted in 1969 for seven murders following his “Helter Skelter” killings by the ‘Manson Family’ and Manson himself.

He has been denied parole 12 times and will likely die in prison, a fate he seems to be content with. He recently told a prison psychologist,

“I’m special. I’m not like the average inmate. I have spent my life in prison. I have put five people in the grave. I am a very dangerous man.”

Did you fall for the Charles Manson parole hoax?

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  • P Buss

    how the heck does he get a cell phone in prison?? so they give it to him then complain that he can make calls for more dangerous criminal activity????sounds kooky to me!

  • mythicknessasinmydickness

    I bet he read this and was like ” oh yeah, time for some killings” and then he read HOAX… and did a homer simpson.. DOAHHHHHH… :(

  • jay

    I love how all of your statements about Charles Manson are false, and
    the only reason you don’t like him is because the media has brainwashed
    you into thinking he is a mas murderer. He is in prison because the
    District Attorney (Vincent Bugliosi) wanted money, despite that Manson
    was innocent. He has never killed anyone nor ordered anyone to be
    killed. Don’t talk about stuff that you clearly don’t know about, you just
    making yourself look like an idiot.

  • jay

    There is only one truth, a fact that the US Justice system continues to
    overlook. Charles Manson is NOT a murderer. a manipulator yes, but he
    is not guilty of taking the life of another. I know of no other person
    who has been incarcerated for so long in maximum security for being a
    manipulator. If you read the case history you will find that Richard
    Nixon publicly declared Manson guilty at a press conference BEFORE the
    trial, which SHOULD have been grounds for a mistrial. Read the facts!

    • Guest

      First! let’s get Pete Rose in the HofF .