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Parole Board: You keep talking about not being able to read and write.
Charles Manson: Not that well.
Parole Board: You have an IQ up well over 120 and you’ve been in prison all these years. Have you done anything at all to improve your grades?
Charles Manson: Grades for what?
Parole Board: Have you done anything to improve your reading and writing skills?
Charles Manson: Yeah, I read a book once. It was kind of boring, man. I can think better things than I could read. Reading is kind of like slowing down.
(Source: 1992 Parole Hearing)