Any predictions on Leslie's chances at release? Personally, I don't think she's going anywhere YET. If she lives to a ripe old age, she'll eventually get out. They'll wait until she's got one marble left in her head, and then, they'll let her go.
If I had to put a number on it, my guess is that they'll "kick her to the curb" when she's around 80-85 years old. By then, what's left of her, will be an embarrassment.
The release of a woman that old, will represent "a grand spectacle of punishment", and that's exactly what the world wants. At that point, society will have their "pound of flesh". The cycle will be complete.
As a side note:
Manson's death would definitely put Leslie and Bruce closer to the door. Once the boogey man croaks, people's thirst for restitution will be quenched (to some extent)... and the world will begin to "move-on" emotionally. The "Manson stigma" will begin to wane. That can only help their chances.
As long as Manson is still breathing, their chances of release are hampered. If I were Leslie or Bruce, I'd be wishing for Manson's death.
That's just my "prediction" of what we can expect, and my interpretation of the surrounding circumstances. That's not my "opinion" of what should happen, but rather, my prediciton of what will happen.
Anyone else, care to take a stab at predicting the future (LOL), just for the sake of discussion?