Charles Manson Parole

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Parole is not setting free those found guilty of a felony. It is simply a release before the set time of an entire sentence. Yet still, the parolee remains under supervision just to balance the sentence and must typically abide by the parole conditions or the expected behaviors (Andrew, 2005). Nonetheless, since it is not the judges or prison officials who grant parole, parole boards must consider a myriad of issues before granting or rejecting parole. Typical in every state, the board is expected by law to consider a prisoners release request by examining: 1) the seriousness of the committed offense and if any parole recommendations were granted by the sentencing judge, 2) has the prisoner been abiding
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Manson has already served 44 years in prison part of his sentence. During this time, he has adjusted positively in the correctional facility and he has never had any recent record of indiscipline problems. Since his last review, Mr. Manson has maintained high levels of institutional adjustment despite his health condition reporting no demotion in classification, loss of time or indiscipline but has shown desire to be a better person by being involved in positive activities such as advising and counseling fellow inmates on the importance of behavior change within the prison. It is therefore apparent if granted parole, his release will not in any way depreciate the seriousness of the offense he was convicted for neither will it any way promote disrespect for the law. In essence with the aforementioned reasons, the state will be enforcing the law and for the most part upholding Mr. Manson’s rights and freedoms as specified by law (Padfield, Smit & Dünkel, …show more content…
Manson parole is whether or not he can pose a threat to the society or is ability to stay crime free when out of prison. While serving his time in prison, Manson’s records indicated that he never got involved with the use of drugs or sale of drugs. Besides, his records very limited to almost non-involvement with consumption of alcohol, which is a common phenomenon in prisons. Such levels of good behaviors clear indicate Mr. Manson’s desire to fully rehabilitate reform and become a new person who has the ability to mentor fellow inmates with questionable characters or behaviors. In the same vein, no single record on Mr. Manson includes noted pattern of assaultive or violent or convictions and his criminal history is primarily limited non-violent crimes. Undoubtedly, Mr. Manson doesn’t pose any form of danger to the society when given parole since his records from prison indicate a man who is reformed and needs parole (Palmer & Palmer,

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