WASHINGTON - The woman who tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford is expected to be released from prison on Aug. 16 after serving her sentence, a U.S. Justice Department official said on Wednesday. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a one-time follower of mass murderer Charles Manson, has been serving a life sentence but was eligible for parole almost 25 years ago. She had waived her right to parole previously and chose to remain in prison. The 60-year-old Fromme is scheduled to be released on August 16, according to Felicia Ponce, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Fromme has been incarcerated at a prison in Fort Worth, Texas.