Comment of the Day: The Manson Family's Susan Atkins Should Be Released From Prison
Reader Deb provides her take on "Terminally Ill Manson Family Member is Up for Parole Today," arguing that Susan Atkins, who has brain cancer, should be released from prison:
"I may be in the minority here, but I think they should just grant her parole. Yes, the crimes she committed as a young teen were heinous, but she is dying, so why have the taxpayers continue to pay?
"Obviously she is no longer a threat to society, she really has no quality of life any longer, a long drawn out painful illness, all those years behind bars - yes, I think its okay to release her now."
More Susan Atkins news: After the jump, a new report from CNN contending that Atkins faces a tougher road after the outcry over the Lockerbie bomber's release...