- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Manson gained worldwide notoriety for orchestrating the cult killings in California in 1969, but he began a career of petty crimes almost a decade earlier by way of Laredo, Texas.
Around 1959-1960, Manson fled to Mexico following charges of prostitution in California. According to a 1960 article from the Laredo Times, he was expelled from Mexico to Laredo, being described by Mexican officials as an "undesirable alien."
Manson was extradited to California a few days after his relocation to Laredo on June 7, 1960.