• Manson Found Guilty of Trafficking Drugs in Prison

Manson Found Guilty of Trafficking Drugs in Prison

CORCORAN, Calif., Jun. 11 – Charles Manson had his visitation, day room and commissary privileges restricted after being found guilty of trafficking drugs in prison, a corrections official said.

After a hearing Monday, Manson was ordered into administrative isolation, said Sylvia Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for Corcoran State Prison.

Manson tested positive for drugs at least twice, Gonzalez said. She declined to identify the type of drug he was found guilty of trafficking, but she did say that the testing was part of an ongoing investigation into Manson’s conduct and not part of a random testing program at the prison.

In March, Manson was denied parole for the ninth time for his orchestration of the 1969 Tate- LaBianca murders.

Manson and members of his “family” were convicted of the Aug. 9, 1969, murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four friends. They also were found guilty of stabbing to death Leno and Rosemary LaBianca a night later.

Manson will now be restricted to day room privileges for three hours twice a week — instead of every day, Gonzalez said.

Commissary rights will be reduced from spending more than $100 a month to $35, she said.

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