Releasing Susan Atkins
Releasing Susan Atkins
In about a month, Susan Atkins will be up for her 18th parole hearing to consider if she meets the cut for parole release. Much is at stake because Ms. Atkins doesn't have but months to live due to being terminally ill with brain cancer. She was denied parole in her 17th parole hearing earlier this year. The parole board didn't believe a "compassionate release" due to terminal illness would be appropriate. Ironically, no one ever asked the victim about her "compassionate release" from Ms. Atkins as she was stabbed over 15 times. Imagine being pregnant and incompacitated and unable to defend yourself or your unborn child as you lay in a pool of blood suffering an agonizing death at the hands of a complete stranger. Incredibly, Ms. Atkins still has a website and family who has been by her side throughout this ordeal maintaining her innocence. "Ms. Atkins was just another victim of the brainwashing of Charles Manson."
The lawyer for Ms.Atkins states affirmly that she can't harm another soul because she is terminally ill and not able to get out of bed anymore. Yet, I don't see why she has the right to die comfortably in her own home when the victim did not have that opportunity afforded to her.
On the other hand, one could argue why we would want to foot the bill as taxpayers for this woman to rot in prison and get the medical care she is being afforded at the present time. Isn't California already on the verge of bankruptcy?
Should we consider her "model prison history" during this next parole hearing? Does it really matter that she has done everything possible to abide by the rules in prison? The deed is already done!
Sound off on wether or not you think Ms. Atkins should be released form prison. I would love to know what my fellow hubbers think about this!
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