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Charles Manson to be Paroled?

According to the website Empire News, Charles Manson is set to actually be paroled. Here is an excerpt of the story they posted:

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Posted on June 4, 2014 by of Empire News

Corcoran, California  One of the most famous killers in the American prison system will 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

The ruling, issued by three judges overseeing the state’s efforts to ease the overcrowding, gives California until February 2016 to achieve their goals. But, the judges said, the state has to make elderly inmates and those with serious illnesses eligible for parole immediately.

Manson, who was denied parole in April of 2012 and wasn’t scheduled for another parole hearing until 2027, was re-evaluated due to his age and health and the Parole Board recommended his parole.

“He is 79 years old and in poor health,” said Commissioner Peck. “We know it’s not going to be a popular decision but, considering our other options he’s the least threat.”

It seems, however, that this was nothing more than a hoax. According to Epoch Times (click to read their article), Empire News is known to be a satire news source. CNN, also reports that Manson was denied parole with his next parole hearing set for 2027.

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