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Manson's New Mugshot: Same Scowl, Less Hair

82-year-old mass murderer last posed for the prison cameras in 2014
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2017 6:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – A lot can change in three years, and in Charles Manson's case, that includes the status of his coif. A new mugshot (the first since 2014) has been released for the 82-year-old convicted mass murderer, and the New York Daily News notes Manson has a lot less hair, though he's still sporting a "scraggly beard" and a "glaring swastika tattoo" on his lower forehead.

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TMZ reports Manson, who's serving a life sentence at California's Corcoran State Prison for the murders carried out in his name, doesn't look "worse for wear," considering he was hospitalized this year after a bout of intestinal bleeding. TMZ, which also shows Manson's 2014 mugshot for comparison, notes prisoners pose for new mugshots every few years so they can be more easily recognized if they escape. (A Manson family member was denied parole in June.)

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