It is appalling that the prosecution would take this woman's side.
Susan Atkins certainly didn't get such treatment after nearly 40 years in prison for the Manson murders when she was suffering from brain cancer. One big difference, besides the nature of the crimes?
In prison, Atkins embraced Christianity and apologized for her role in the crimes. Prison staff endorsed her release at a hearing in 2005, but she was denied parole for the 13th time. LA TIMES
Not necessarily saying Atkins didn't deserve to spend the rest of her life in prison, but has Stewart even apologized?