Charles Manson up for parole, new photos released
The photos were released at the request of CNN ahead of the April 11 parole hearing. The network reports that photos are taken of prisoners when they are transferred or, in Manson's case, when an inmate's appearance changes. He was last photographed three years ago with a shaved head.
Manson was initially sentenced to death for the slayings, but his death sentence was changed in 1977 to life in prison with the possibility of parole after California's death penalty was overturned for a time in the '70s.