LOS ANGELES -- This is the status of Charles Manson and the other cult disciples serving life prison terms for the Tate-LaBianca murders:

* Manson, 59. Mastermind of the seven murders on Aug. 9 and 10, 1969. In solitary confinement at state prison in Corcoran, Calif. Has never admitted involvement in crimes and remains disruptively unrepentant.

Still receives piles of fan mail, but stopped answering letters last year after learning that people were selling his correspondence -- for up to $350 if he mentioned the murders. Now reportedly writes back only if correspondent includes at least $200.

Denied parole eight times. Next parole hearing: April 1997.

* Charles "Tex" Watson, 48. Manson's top lieutenant, became born-again Christian and minister in prison.

After officials became concerned he was exercising too much control over other inmates at California Men's Colony at San Luis Obispo, was recently transferred to Mule Creek state prison near Sacramento.

Married in prison and has three children as a result of conjugal visits. The daughter of the slain Rosemary LaBianca has advocated his release, saying he is rehabilitated. Next parole hearing: spring 1995.

* Susan Atkins, 46. The one who prosecutors said tasted the blood of slain actress Sharon Tate and pronounced: "To taste death and yet give life, wow, what a trip."

Became born-again Christian while serving term at the California Institution for Women at Frontera. At last parole hearing, denied killing anyone but said she took blame on Manson's orders.

Next parole hearing: January 1996.

* Patricia Krenwinkel, 46. The "family" member Manson reportedly said was most in his image. Was convicted of taking part in all seven murders. Has expressed regret for her crimes and has been called a model prisoner at Frontera facility.

Next parole hearing: December 1996.