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3. Manson Was in and Out of Prison for More Than Twenty Years

Between 1943 and 1967, Charles Manson was convicted of everything from armed robbery (just like Mom), burglary, grand theft auto, and petty larceny. At the end of a term in 1967, at the age of thirty-three, Manson relocated to San Francisco, a city in the midst of a growing counterculture movement. Once there, he collected a group of young people who had traveled to the area in similar fashion. By all accounts, he was charming, mysterious, and utterly magnetic.


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