Susan Atkins’ Quest for Compassionate Parol


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Essay #: 054942
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Susan Atkins' Quest for Compassionate Parol
This paper shall discuss the case of Susan Atkins quest for compassionate parol. Atkins was one of the main defendants from the infamous Manson Family murders forty years ago. Her quest for release from prison highlights the purpose of incarceration whether it is to punish, rehabilitate, deterrence, insolate society from violent offenders or provide retribution for the families of the victims. The issues of the purpose of incarceration will be reviewed. Speculation as to why the parol board denied her final plea for release will be made.
Compassionate Release
Susan Denise Atkins expired on September 26th of 2009 (Fox, 2009, para.1). Her death was the result of a long and painful battle...
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