Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was released from prison today and although most people remember her as a "Manson" follower she was never implicated in the 1969 murders of Sharon Tate and 8 others.
Squeaky was however convicted of the 1975 attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford. Squeaky pulled a gun on the President and later claimed that although there were bullets in the gun, there were none in the chamber, and she only wanted to get her point across. For the attempted assassination Squeaky was sentenced to life. In 1987, while serving her life term, Squeaky escaped from prison and after 2 days on the run she was apprehended and another 15 years was tacked onto her sentence. Squeaky said that she escaped to be closer to Manson; she had heard a rumor that he was dying in prison.
And, let us not forget that in 1979 while working in the prison garden, Squeaky struck another inmate with a hammer.
Here's the irony to this story: In July 2008 Squeaky was granted parole because of her "Good Conduct", but was not released until today because of the additional time she had to serve for the prison escape. Life=30+years Escape=1 year
If attempting to kill the President of the United States, escaping from prison to be closer to one of the most infamous inmates in U.S. History and attacking another inmate with a hammer is "Good Conduct" I'm left wondering what is considered "Bad Conduct?"