After Manson was charged with the crimes of which he was later convicted, recordings of songs written and performed by him were released commercially. Several statements in Manson's 1953 case file from the seven months he would later spend at the National Training School for Boys in Washington, D.
C., allude to the possibility that "Colonel Scott" was black.
They robbed several filling stations along the way.
For the federal crime of taking a stolen car across a state line, in violation of the Dyer Act, Manson was sent to Washington, D. Despite four years of schooling and an IQ of 109 (later tested at age 21), In October 1951, on a psychiatrist's recommendation, Manson was transferred to Natural Bridge Honor Camp, a minimum security institution.
After 10 months, he fled from there to his mother, who rejected him.
He committed a string of burglaries of other stores, including one from which he stole a bicycle, but was eventually caught in the act and sent to an Indianapolis juvenile center.
Manson was transferred to the Federal Reformatory, Petersburg, Virginia, where he was considered "dangerous." After temporarily honoring a parole condition that he live with his aunt and uncle in West Virginia, Manson moved in with his mother in that same state.
After a psychiatric evaluation, he was given five years' probation.In March 1957, when the visits from his wife ceased, his mother informed him Rosalie was living with another man.Less than two weeks before a scheduled parole hearing, Manson tried to escape by stealing a car.The description is in a paragraph that indicates Kathleen Maddox gave birth to Manson "while living in Cincinnati", after she had run away from her own home, in Ashland, Kentucky.When Manson's mother and her brother were sentenced to five years' imprisonment for robbing a Charleston, West Virginia, service station in 1939 by brandishing a ketchup bottle, Manson was placed in the home of an aunt and uncle in Mc Mechen, West Virginia.