Sue Talbot, Jerry Gumbleton, and the Reverend Dwight Blackstock, three members of Friends for Leslie, talk with KPFK-FM's Catherine Stifter. The group has been fighting for the prison release of Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted for the Manson Family murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. They discuss the California parole system, the influence of the media on public perceptions, and their campaign for public support for Van Houten. Talbot reads an excerpt from Van Houten's recent parole hearing.
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