A story circulating this week claims that Charles Manson has been granted parole. Is this story true or false?
The story is fake.
It was published by the satirical website Empire News. In the fake article we read that Manson was granted parole by the California Parole Board and authorized by Governor Brown.
The story has been heavily shared on social media sites by readers who were unaware of the fictitious nature of the report.
About Empire News
Empire News is a new website, which was only created in May 2014. It publishes outlandish satirical and fake news stories.
The sports section of the website, Empire Sports, does have a disclaimer which reads, “Empire Sports is a satirical and entertainment website. Empire Sports uses invented names in all its stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental.”
This disclaimer could not be found elsewhere on the site.
The author of the Charles Manson story claims to have graduated from Harvard in the 1600s, was cryogenically frozen, and brought back to life in 1981.
Charles Manson was last denied parole back in 2012 and will not be eligible again until 2027, when he will be 92 years old.
Manson’s associate Bruce Davis was granted parole back in March of this year.
Charles Manson has not been released from prison. The story in circulation comes from the fake news website Empire News.