CORCORAN, Kings County (CBS 5 / AP) ― Cult killer Charles Manson has been caught with a smuggled prison cell phone for the second time.

State corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Wednesday that guards found the phone Jan. 6 at Corcoran State Prison.

Manson previously was caught with a phone in March 2009. He had been calling and texting people in California, Florida, New Jersey and British Columbia. He had missed calls from Arkansas, Indiana and Massachusetts.

Thornton could not immediately say who Manson called this time, nor how he got the phone.

Manson, who began organizing his cult in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district during the summer of 1967, is serving a life sentence for killings including the infamous murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in California in 1969.

He faces a disciplinary hearing for the prison cell phone use and could lose early release credits.

The California Legislature plans to consider a bill making inmates’ possession of phones illegal.

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Comments (18)
  1. kino says:

    You mean he has a chance of getting out of Prison? That would be nuts!

  2. jaime enrile says:

    he is calling hitler to have his bed ready for him.

  3. picu says:

    he is calling Sarah to go hunting

    1. timi says:

      like that thinking.. He has sights set on a certain Moose perhaps.

  4. Hurricane says:

    Hey, back off! He’s in my football pool, and I was just giving Chuck his numbers, its only right!

  5. Ro says:

    Maybe he made the call for the killings in Arizona!!!

  6. Jeffrey Levine says:

    So let me be sure I understand this. They are going to punish him by taking away his early release credits? Like Manson will ever be released!

    Aren’t our prisons great at comming up with stuff to deter the prisoners from breaking the rules? I supposed they are also going to take away Charlie’s Superbowl Tickets

  7. JOHN says:

    Maybe is is making reservationns in HELL. None to soon

  8. Garrick Roshau says:

    He’s ordering pizza…I heard the prison food is bad

  9. SAMUEL F YOUTE says:

    I vounteer to fix this…. and I’d giv him his choice of calibers…. anything that starts with the letter F…. FORTY… FORTY ONE… FORTY FOUR…. FORTY FIVE… FIFTY!! Right in his freaking swastika!!

  10. Dee says:

    Killing such people but sentenced life in jail ? I cannot understand the law system in USA ……..

  11. JACK says:

    A “LIFE” sentence can end ANYTIME with the right tools….

  12. Harry Martin says:

    And the state is just now CONSIDERING banning inmates from having cell phones????

  13. james says:

    OOOhhhh ‘facing disciplinary heearing’???? jee whizzzz what else can we do to him to punish him??? Slap his pp???

  14. Gone West says:

    Simple inexpensive technology can block (jam) cell phone signals to/from the facility.

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