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Wedding bells for Charles Manson?

Even behind bars Charles Manson continues to attract followers. One 25-year-old doesn’t just believe in Manson’s innocence — she believes he’s husband material.

VIDEO: Charles Manson answers question about himself

In this short clip from an interview, Charles Manson is asked to explain in one sentence who he is. What follows is a display that, depending on who you ask, can either be interpreted, as madness, gimmickry or true showmanship.

Charlie Manson sent us these Xmas cards writer Denise Noe has been getting holiday greetings from Charlie Manson for the last couple years. Would you like to see what a Charlie Manson Christmas card looks like? We thought so.

Happy belated birthday, Charlie Manson

Blame it on an iPhone lost in an airplane toilet (true story), but we at Crime Library are sorry to report we missed the November 12 birthday of one of our most infamous subjects. Charles Manson celebrated his 79th birthday behind bars in the protective housing unit of the Corcoran State Prison. Hopefully, he’s not mad at us.

Charles Manson Writes’s Denise Noe writes prisoners and they write her back. For the latest in our series, Denise wrote a poem and sent it to Charlie Manson. Well, he had all kinds of things to say about it and more, including this gem: “I broke no laws. I make the laws.”

VIDEO: A Charles Manson Parole Hearing

Since his 1971 conviction for conspiracy and murder in connection with the Tate-LaBianca murders, Charles Manson has had 12 parole hearings. If they all went like this one, it’s not a wonder he stopped even bothering to show up. The last one was in April 2012; he will not be up again for parole until 2025.

VIDEO: Manson Interviewed, ‘Remorse for What?!’

In this prison interview Charles Manson is asked why, despite the fact that he is obviously guilty, he never expressed remorse. His stunning answer: "Remorse for what?!" What follows is a classic Mansonesque rant.

Letters to Prison: My Correspondence with Manson family’s Charles ‘Tex’ Watson

Crime Library’s Denise Noe writes prisoners and they write her back. In the latest feature in the Letters to Prison series, Noe shows us her correspondence with Charles “Tex” Watson — Charlie Manson’s right-hand man.

The Music of Charles Manson

An often overlooked fact about the infamous Charles Manson is his career as a recording artist. In addition to Manson’s solo songs, the Manson family recorded a two-disc album called The Family Jams, on which Manson himself does not sing but is credited as a writer on every song. Manson continued to record songs in prison and hand them off to outside associates for public release.

Summer Fun: Manson Family Tour

For those of you vacationing in Los Angeles, who want to know more about the trail of Charles Manson and his family of followers, we present a multi-media bus tour of the locations associated with the bloody 1969 Tate/LaBianca murders, set to the music of the time.