Leslie has been in prison for now 40 years, as August 10th, 1969 was the night of the crimes she has been convicted of - a crime of 1st degree murder and conspiracy of murder of two innocent victims Leno and Rosemary Labianca. There was and is no physical, nor forensic evidence other than her statement and involvement she said that she participated. Their are known people as such as some listed on the Innocence Project that "false confess". Why, we don't always know, and sometimes many go un-noticed, told of, and or the person never reveals they have "false confessed" and remain in prison - sometimes for life, and some have gone to their eternal father in Heaven. Ms. Van Houten is a "teacher" at the prison in which she gives other female inmates the education that they enroll in, starting with the G.E.D. program, and also getting into colleges classes as well. Ms. Van Houten has an I.Q. of 121 which puts her in the top 5% of our country - The United States of America. She started a program quite some time ago called SOS (Sharing Our Stitches) which Ms. Van Houten and other women hand-made quilts/blankets for the needy and homeless. She also in now currently working with a project on the grounds with starting a Garden Project - helping other women in this program also with her skills and talents. Ms. Van Houten has been for 40 years a "Role-Model" Prisoner, and has given and devoted herself into helping others obtain their goals, in which she is highly regarded at the prison. She has degrees in college - reaching into the higher levels of education, and her current goal is to write a thesis in the opportunities for people through "higher education" in which to better a persons skills and learning, gaining knowledge with college training. Finding career paths, and leading other women into a direction of a productive person whom can become suitable for going home and being in society. She also prays to go home, she has been the "MOTIVATION" and "ROLE-MODEL" to more women in the California Prison System in this History of The United States Rehabilitation. She hopes to be "recognized" for her accomplishments, and her life behind bars for 40 years with only a good service record. She is ready to come home to her family and loved-ones. She does have many supporters, and she does have family and friends that pray that she will one day come home soon. I ask all whom reads this to find it in your heart to forgive this woman of anything that she has done in her life, that you will pray for her in her to be released - she has been in prison now for 40 years, since the age of 19, and is now nearing 60 years old. You can view some of Ms. Van Houtens parole hearings that were taped by Court T.V. - on youtube.com type in Leslie Van Houten - and you can see over the years, as each year she gains more for herself in education, and educating other women while still in prison. She doesn't give up hope, and she still has faith, please help with the release of Leslie Van Houten - Life with the possibility of parole 2013.