We’re all our own prisons, we are each all our own wardens and we do our own time. I can’t judge anyone else. What other people do is not really my affair unless they approach me with it. Prison’s in your mind. Can’t you see I’m free?
Charles Manson Family Girls in Jail (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Nancy “Brenda” Pitman and Susan “Sadie Mae Glutz” Atkins), Nov. 1972, Rare and unpublished photo. Lynette and Nancy will be released after about a year. Susan had already been sentenced to life imprisonment. Lynette will be arrested again in September 1975, after her attempt to assassinate President Ford.
1970 courtroom drawing by Arnold Mesches shows three women talking amongst themselves, possibly Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten, while seated behind Charles Manson during a trial for the Sharon Tate and the LaBianca murders.
“I can’t dislike you, but I will say this to you: you haven’t got long before you all are going to kill yourselves, because you are all crazy. And you can project it back at me, but I am only what lives inside each and every one of you” -Charles Manson during his testimony in the Tate-LaBianca Murder Trial
The most stunningly accurate quote from the Charles Manson trial: “Charlie was always preaching love. Charlie had no idea what love was. Charlie was so far from love it wasn't even funny. “ (Paul Watkins.)
Please, people: Don’t let obvious blatant fucking sociopaths tell you what love and caring is. Even if they seem cool and like rock music.