Sandra Good… (Paroled)

Sandra Good (aka Sandy, Blue, Sandra Collins, Sandra Collins Pugh)

Sandra Good

Sandy Good is a long-time member of the Manson Family

Sandra Good was born on February 20, 1944 in San Diego, California. Good is a long-time member of the Manson Family and a close friend of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme.

Sandra, the daughter of a stockbroker, saw her parents divorce when she was four years old. Good attended Point Loma High School and was a member of the Student Opinion Club. Good attended California State University Sacramento, the University of Oregon and San Francisco State College off and on for seven years, but never received a degree.

Despite her association with the Manson Family, she did not take part in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders because she was in jail at the time for using stolen credit cards. However, Good said she respected those who committed the murders and demonstrated her support for Manson during his trial by shaving her head and carving an “X” on her forehead.

Good joined the Manson Family in April 1968 and a few months later went with them when they moved to a new home at Spahn Ranch, in the mountains west of Chatsworth. She was in jail with Mary Brunner for attempting to use stolen credit cards when the Tate/La Bianca murders took place, but was back at the ranch in time to get arrested on the August 16th raid.

On December 22, 1975, Good and another Manson devotee, Susan Murphy, were indicted for “conspiracy to send threatening letters through the mail” by a Federal Grand Jury in Sacramento, in connection with death threats against more than 170 corporate executives who Good believed were polluting the earth. Found guilty on March 16, 1976, Good was sentenced on April 13, to 15 years in prison.

Good was paroled in early December 1985, after having served 10 years. Unlike many of the Family members, Good still professed total allegiance to Manson. A stipulation of her parole was that she could not return to California.

In the years following Good became increasingly active in her efforts to raise awareness of the present system’s failure to properly steward the Earth. She began to support Manson’s environmental movement and together with close friend Lynette Fromme, formed an organization called ATWA (Air Trees Water Animals). She moved to Vermont, where she lived quietly under the name Sandra Collins until 1989, when her environmental activism made the news and her identity was made public.

After her time on parole ended, Good moved to Hanford, California, near Corcoran State Prison, to be closer to Manson, although she was not allowed to visit him. On January 26, 1996, she and George Stimson began a pro-Manson website on which they claimed to have a real source of Manson thought. Sandra Good has since left Hanford, and she and Stimson have ceased to make public statements in support of Manson. However, in 2014 Stimson published a book, Goodbye Helter Skelter, in which he detailed his belief that Manson didn’t get a fair trial.

Good appears in Manson-related interviews from time to time.

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