Manson, who is incarcerated in California, hasn't attended any of his parole hearings since 1997. He claims to be a "political prisoner." His attorney, DeJon R. Lewis, said earlier that he believes Manson should be hospitalized, not incarcerated. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office disagreed, saying through a spokeswoman it will continue to oppose Manson's release on the grounds that he remains a viable threat.
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