Manson member at CMC has parole granted

Mar 13, 2014

Bruce Davis, former Manson Family member
Credit California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) issued a grant of parole Wednesday for convicted killer and former Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis, 71, during a parole consideration hearing at California Men’s Colony.

Davis has been in this position before, having been granted parole in 2010 and 2012—and having it reversed both times. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reversed the 2010 decision, and Governor Jerry Brown reversed the second decision, just about one year ago.

After a four month review process, Governor Brown has 30 days to decide whether to reverse, modify, or affirm this newest decision. He could also refuse to consider it at all.

Davis was sent to prison in 1972 with a life sentence for first degree murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.