March 29, 1997 in Nation/World

Manson Followers Put Killer Online

Compiled From Wire Services

When Charles Manson told parole officials he was working on his Internet site, he wasn’t kidding: The convicted killer, through his followers, is on the World Wide Web.

The 62-year-old Manson, an inmate at the maximum-security Corcoran State Prison, has no access to a computer, modem or other equipment necessary to craft an Internet page.

But follower Sandra Good and others do, and they’ve put together the “Access Manson” Web site, complete with photos of Manson, his favorite quotes, a description of his legal status and other items.

The site also includes information about his music and links to other sites.

A member of the Manson Family, Good served a decade in prison for sending threatening letters to businessmen. She was paroled in 1985, then moved to Vermont. Prosecutors say she returned to California in 1991 to be near Manson.

According to prison authorities, she and other Manson supporters have crafted the Web site and maintain it under Manson’s direction.

Manson was denied parole Thursday for the ninth time for orchestrating the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others.

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