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Not So Nice a Photo: Charles Manson

Photo of Charles Manson, in wild gray beard and big hair, with a swastika carved in his forehead

California Department of Corrections

Charles Manson is up for parole next week, and the California Department of Corrections has released their latest photo of him, seen above. It was taken last summer, says ABC News. (Yes, that’s a swastika etched into Manson’s forehead.)

Manson turns 78 this year. He’s been in jail since 1969, when his minions murdered actress Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, and five other people.

Here’s how Manson looked back then. This will be Manson’s 12th attempt at winning parole.

See our biography of Charles Manson »

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