Just because some of the world's most notorious criminals are serving multiple life sentences in prison doesn't mean they haven't been keeping busy. In fact, people such as the Menendez brothers, the Charles Manson "family" and more have gotten college degrees, married and more. 

With so much time on their hands, these criminals have had to figure out what to do with themselves, as most of them have been denied parole (some even on multiple occasions). 

So what is life like behind bars? Read on to hear more:

O.J. Simpson, OJ Simpson, Parole hearing

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Lyle Menendez, Erik Menendez

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Charles Manson, True Crime

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Scott Peterson, True Crime Week

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Mark David Chapman, John Lennon, True Crime Week

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Brian David Mitchell, True Crime Week

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Rudy Guede, True Crime Week


Charles Cullen, True Crime Week

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David Berkowitz, True Crime Week

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Gary Ridgway

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Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers premieres Tuesday, September 26 at 10/9c. 

(This story was originally published Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.)

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