"I’m not ready for parole.
I’m stuck in the isolation of solitary confinement for ten years. I do not have a mind. She’s gone, man. I can not understand half the things you’re talking about. If you lock me with insanity, I’ll reflect insanity. If you put me with people who are capable of rational thought, I might even go back to think rationally and understand what is happening.
I hope to stay here the rest of my life. By the time I’m ready for parole, I will be released into space.”
— Charles Manson, 1981