Charles Manson, the convicted mass murderer has been moved from prison to a hospital and is reportedly “seriously ill”.
He was transported to the hospital on Tuesday, Jaunary 3rd, from Corcoran State Prison in California.
The over-four-decade inmate, now 82 years old, is being treated at a hospital in Bakersfield, a little over an hour away from the prison.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has refused comment on whether or not he’d been hospitalized, due to inmate security, but did say that he’s alive.
It’s interesting, other than for the more obvious reasons, because the prison has medical facilities to treat prisoners that require “urgent or emergency care,” as well as in-patient hospital stays.
Joyce Hayhoe, a spokeswoman for the federal receiver who controls prison medical care, said, “In general, inmates are sent to outside hospitals if they need surgical services, emergency care, or diagnostic services of an acute nature. These services are not provided in state prison facilities.”
Manson has been locked up for the better part of half a century for the series of murders he committed and orchestrated in 1969.