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1 - I want to write to
Manson - does he write back to people?
2 - How do I know if Manson received my mail?
There is really no way to tell if your mail was received. You can track it from the post office to the prison; however once it arrives there, it is in the hands of the mailroom staff. Your best bet is to make sure you send mail within the boundaries of the mailroom rules. (See question -6- for additional information)
3 - I got a typed letter
from Manson in the mail, which included a check for $99 - is this real?
4 - Can I email Charles Manson?
No. Manson does not have access to a computer. In fact he has never used a computer, and he does not have an email account. It is clearly stated on the Contact page that he can only be reached by regular mail. If you see someone posting or emailing online claiming to be Manson, please be aware that it is a sure fake. (We noticed a twitter account a while ago which claimed to be Manson posting from his cell).
5 - How can I visit
Manson in prison?
6 - What can I
send to Manson in the mail?
Manson can receive:
Letters (10 pages per envelope)
Stamps – (2 books [40 stamps] ) per envelope
Check or money order (no value limit)
Cards and postcards (plain paper only - no glitter or lamination)
Pictures (10 per envelope, maximum size 8x10")
If you wish to send a painting, the safest thing to do is to send a copy of it.
7 - I wrote to
Manson and got a reply, but it was a typed card, postcard, or flyer - and/or
there was writing on it which was not Manson's handwriting. What is this?
A few people have asked why their mail is stamped with “Santa Clarita” instead of “Bakersfield”. Apparently the Bakersfield Postal Distribution Center was closed in September 2013; prison mail is now routed through Santa Clarita CA. In addition, the "Corcoran State Prison” red-ink-stamp on the front of the envelope is also authentic. Click here for an example of a letter/envelope/writing from Manson, and an example of his fan-mail informational material.
There have been complaints from people who have received this mail, wanting instead to have something "original" from Manson. To these complaints, Manson has responded, "They're complaining? They're lucky they got anything at all. I can't write back to every ding-dong that writes me!" Please know that when you receive a flyer or card in the mail from CM and the X-men, it has been sent to you specifically at Charlie’s direction.
8 - Who runs
MansonDirect.com, the YouTube channel, and the Facebook pages? Who are
the people in the pictures with Manson?
9 - There are thousands
of "Likes" on the Manson/ATWA Facebook pages. Do you "buy
likes" for your pages?
10 - Why don't you post
Manson phone-recordings and updates to the website more frequently?
12 - Do you know about the negative rants against you being published on the internet?
Yes. Once again it has been brought to our attention that meritless personal attacks and accusations are being made against ATWA, Charles Manson, Gray Wolf, and Star in various online fan groups.
It can be noted by those concerned, that the sources of these most recent aspersions are murderabilia collectors, “serial killer” fans, or other such merchants of ghoul.
We understand that self-promoters of this ilk are competing with one another for notoriety, attention, “rare” commodities, and profit.
This type of baseless slander and innuendo has constantly been directed at Charlie and his friends since he was released from prison in 1967.
We purposefully ignore the self-generated drama, delusions, slanderous lies, and ill-informed gossip of all fans and murderabilia collector-merchants.
MansonDirect.com and ATWA are not in competition with anyone for anything.
MansonDirect is not a celebrity fan-club. ATWA is not a fan-club.
13 - Is Charles Manson the subject of a new Rolling Stone article?
Yes, it is scheduled to be featured in the year-end double issue of Rolling Stone magazine (December-January 2013). It will be a story-style article from the author's perspective, featuring conversational interviews with Charlie and his friends. In an extremely rare event, the author did meet with CM during a regular weekend visit in September.
Note: Please join us in welcoming and respecting all people who come to understand ATWA as a concept of on-going Life; a movement of order, justice, and natural harmony among all beings that breathe AIR and use clean WATER.
We wish to thank the many hundreds and hundreds of people who have contacted us sharing positive feelings and experiences and support; and those who help and have helped in our efforts for ATWA and in support of Charlie. We truly appreciate your dedication to this cause and your inspiring certainty of purpose. We feel truly blessed to be touched by so many lives and to be a small part of this global awakening.