Was Charles Manson a CIA lab rat?

The cult leader brainwashed his followers using the same techniques MKULTRA was trying to perfect.

Charles Manson 1968 mugshot (Public Domain)
Actress Sharon Tate was killed by the Manson Family in 1969 along with her unborn child (Public Domain)
The Spahn Ranch, an abandoned site formerly used to film Westerns, served as a hideout for the Manson Family. (Steve Lyon / CC-BY-SA)
(Los Angeles Times Archives)
Letter to Manson from the federal parole board (Public archive)
(The Daily Oklahoman Archive)

Journalist, socialist, activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD

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