1. Charlie wouldn't last a week, maybe not a day, without being assassinated by someone who feels that justice has been delayed; or, by someone who wants the infamy/credit of obliterating the Greatest Monster Ever of the media and pop-culture. Either way, they'd become second to Jack Ruby. Or vice versa.
|A Krshna Devotee|
set fire to Manson
2. The public outcry over parole for Manson would force its revocation long before the release date arrived. Fear and outrage would be so great that there is no question that it will never go through. Parole is a political process: prison officials and parole board members would not expose themselves to such public disapproval, even hatred.
The threat of condemnation by the public is a compelling reason for keeping the "Manson Women" incarcerated, too. Leslie van Houten may be paroled if she makes it to 80 or so, but even then officials could determine that it will cause too big an uproar. Susan Atkins was denied parole up until her death from painful, debilitating cancer.
|Leslie van Houten|
Manson understands the situation he is in—he hasn't attended his parole hearings for the last 15 years. He's been denied 11 times in a row. The "Manson Women" do not, however, seem to understand. They are obviously distraught at their hearings, they present signatures, they list their (numerous and admirable) contributions to the lives of other women, but they are always denied parole. You just can't release the Manson Family.