This installment of letters from prison is from Manson family member Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme while she was serving her sentence. Though she was a Manson follower, she is best known for attempting to assassinate President Gerald Ford. Fromme was released in 2009.
For the latest edition of our “Letters to Prison” series, Crime Library’s Denise Noe shows us the poems she received from Dennis Rader, the prisoner more commonly referred to by his strangling method: BTK, short for Bind, Torture, Kill.
In a correspondence with serial murderer-rapist Lawrence Bittaker, who was adopted, crime writer Denise Noe explores the statistical link between adoption and crime.
Despite being locked up for life, Charles Manson continues to seek the attention of the public.
While in prison, serial killer Gerard Schaefer tried hard to impress his ex-girlfriend, Sondra London. While proclaiming innocence, he also wrote pornographic murder fiction that mirrored his crimes and inflated the number of people he killed. On March 21, 1989, he wrote London a letter that read, “I am, factually, a captain of the Dixie Mafia…I have, factually, the power to have you killed. I have, in the past, used these powers.”