Skip to comments.‘My Life After Manson’
Posted on 08/04/2014 9:01:57 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
I vividly remember entering the California Institution for Women for the first time in 2001. As the prison guard slammed the gate behind me, I wondered if I had made the right decision to become a volunteer for an inmate support group. But my nerves were eased by a woman who introduced herself as Krenny. Welcoming me into the group, she seemed quiet and insecure yet also exuded an inner strength. I had no idea how she got here and didnt ask.
It was only several years later, while documenting the support group for a documentary film, Sin by Silence, that I learned Krennys full name: Patricia Krenwinkel. I was astounded. She was one of the infamous Charles Manson followers, convicted of seven murders. She eventually approached me to go on camera with her story.
In this Op-Doc video, Ms. Krenwinkel provides her first on-camera interview since 1994, reflecting on her life before and after Manson. This week is the 45th anniversary of her crimes.
Ms. Krenwinkel is now the longest serving woman in the California prison system. She says she takes full responsibility for her actions finally, she says, she is a woman she can accept. But is society ready to accept her back? She is next eligible for parole in 2018.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Sure, what the hell. I live in Detroit. How bad can she be?
The movie, Helter Skelter, freaks me out every time I see it.
How about ‘my life after Krenwinkel’.
That’s one that won’t get a chance to be made.
Correct. Bloom where you are planted Ms. K. It’s a better opportunity than you gave your victims.
She seems to be doing very well in prison. Why change her surroundings?
Could barely endure looking and listening to her....unable to forget what she did and was part of. People make mistakes, but this one was unforgivable.
Killing seven innocents? There is no coming back from that.
Yes and Sharon Tate or the LaBiancas will never get to write a book with that or the headline as a title.
Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten nor any Manson family murderers should ever be released. Period.
We can thank gov. Moonbeam and Rose Bird for declaring the death penalty unconstitutional and reducing Charlie and his family to life imprisonment.
No sympathy. She may have been young, but she made choices that ended with innocent people dying. Live your life in the habitat to which you have become accustomed, Ms Krenwinkel. A lot of us ‘children of the 60’s’ didn’t make those destructive choices.
“No. Next question.”
There is no benefit to releasing someone who could do this; I hope the taxpayers feeding her are getting their money’s worth. This monster should be on a chain gang until she expires.
Ironically she talks about the choices she has and choices she makes to be the person she wants to be. Too bad her victims did not have a choice.
"Helter Skelter" is the only book I have read completely in one sitting. I picked the book up one evening, and did not put it down until I reached the last page. It must have been four in the morning. Lucky I was off that next day.
A, how does this author know that Manson "clearly controlled their minds?" And B, if they are so weak that they follow the murderous orders of a psychopath why should they be let out?
Sometimes those guilty of terrible crimes are released, for a variety of reasons. The three men guilty of kidnapping and burying a busload of schoolkids (all of whom escaped that dark pit) in the Chowchilla kidnappings were considered for parole. After being jailed for some 36 years, two were released in 2012.
The Weather Underground, who supported the murderers’ actions, got less time for their own treasonous crimes.
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