When we think of famous serial killers, we don’t typically think of anyone who is still alive today. Instead, we tend to think of people who committed heinous crimes last century, mainly in the ’70s and ’80s, and were executed or murdered in jail long ago. After all, Jeffrey Dahmer was at the height of his reign of terror between 1978 and 1991. Ted Bundy butchered at least thirty people between 1974 and 1978. The Night Stalker, aka Richard Ramirez, went on his murder spree in 1984 and 1985. Today, decades later, all three are dead. But not all infamous serial killers are something of the past.
In reality, many serial killers are still alive — and active — today. But even some of the most well-known murderers who’ve been locked away behind bars are still kicking along. Yep, plenty of people who’ve proven themselves to be the true embodiments of evil are living out their lives in their jail cells. Some of them may even one day be up for parole. Worse? At least a few of them are names you definitely recognize from your worst true crime nightmares.
And unlike Dahmer, Bundy, and Ramirez, these seven big-name serial killers are still reading, writing, eating lunch, and maybe even watching TV from prison. Check out the gallery below to see some of the most terrifying murderers who are alive today.