California Medical Facility

Vacaville, Calif. Opened 1955 Capacity: 2,630 Inmates: 2,700 males

Q. Did Mr. Manson ever call himself Jesus?

A. He personally never called himself Jesus.

Q. Did you ever call him Jesus?

A. He represented a Jesus Christ-like person to me.

Q. Do you think Charlie is an evil person?

A. In your standards of evil, looking at him through your eyes, I would say yes. Looking at him through my eyes, he is as good as he is evil, he is as evil as he is good. You could not judge the man.

—Transcript of grand jury questioning of Susan Atkins, in Vincent Bugliosi, Heller Skelter


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