Son of Man: The Early Life of Charles Manson

excerpted from The Manson Family: More to the Story by H. Allegra Lansing, published June 2019 from Swann Publications

On March 21, 1967, 32-year old Charles ‘Charlie’ Manson was released from Terminal Island, a federal correction institute in Southern California. Manson had served nearly two decades in prisons, jails and youth detention centers on charges including petty larceny, auto theft, check fraud and pimping. Less than three years after his ’67 release, Charlie was again in a jail cell, where he spent the rest of his miserable life.