AC had some very informative points (as always) in her most recent comment.
I didn't want her comment to be missed, so I thought she warranted her own her own post:
"As you will see from the picture of him standing with me, Charles is now about 5'4".
Charles is about an inch taller, and I am 5"3". We were both wearing sandals with no heel. He has, according to friends that've known him for a long time, shrunk a bit with age, as everyone does when they get older. Perhaps he's wearing boots in the D/L photo.
"Who cares?" you may ask. Well, as Flora points out, when there's one factual error, there might be more.
Bugliosi FINALLY admitted that Charles has always had an environmental platform, in his latest interview.
Regarding the recent rumors:
No, inmates are not running an autograph mill in PHU. Nobody wants the trouble that would cause. People on the outside sometimes sell things that Charles has sent to them.
No, other inmates aren't threatening Charles, beating on him, etc. Cons occasionally steal from him. They steal from everybody else, too. If anyone was hurting Charles, I'm certain that Hook would mention it.
Charles is not in the Aryan Brotherhood. There are several AB dropouts in PHU. There are also high-level Mexican Mafia and other gangstas. Charles has not been ever involved in any "gang activity". He has no gang affiliations on his profile. The one fight in the unit was over a guy turning a fan on another guy during dinner, last year. Charles was outdoors at the time.
Charles isn't hiding in his cell, or confined. He likes to sit alone and play music, draw, compose, write poetry, and write letters. He also likes company once in a while, and plays cards, chess and music with the other inmates. He was put into the SHU in '07 for owning a sewing awl that some over-zealous C.O. construed as a weapon. Not for protection. Charles doesn't need to hide from other prisoners. Everyone gets along pretty well in PHU. He likes solitude occasionally. You would too, if you had to hang out with the same 29 guys every day.
Charles does not have prostate or any other cancer. He's fine. He has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which is what happens when you smoke unfiltered cigarettes for 50 years. This condition is exacerbated by reactions to cleaning chemicals and normal dust, which isn't filtered well in the prison's air system. He has breathing treatments PRN.
As the 40th Anniversary of the Unfortunate Incidents looms, there will be more lies from the press and the prosecutor, who have to sell ad space somehow."