One of the main members in the Charles Manson Family Cult was Susan Atkins. In fact it was Susan who stabbed Sharon Tate at the home she shared with Roman Polanski and even wrote the word pig on the wall using the blood of the actress.
Susan was sentenced to death, but it was commuted to life without parole back in the 70's.
Now it appears that Susan has brain cancer and only about six months to live. She has asked to be released so she can spend that six months outside of the walls of the prison. The LA District Attorney is against it because Atkins "has failed to demonstrate genuine remorse and lacks insight and understanding of the gravity of her crimes".
Atkins' hearing is today. Would you keep her in, or let her be released? What if she ends up living longer than six months? What if they find a cure for her brain cancer? Does she have to return to jail?