Charles Manson, the notorious murderer, was brought back to a central California prison this Saturday after being taken to a hospital due to medical issues.
Terry Thornton, spokesman for the State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, told the media that Manson was at California State Prison-Corcoran.
“We never stated he was anywhere else,” Callison wrote in an email. “Medical privacy laws do not allow [the department] to discuss inmates’ medical issues, if any.”
She refused to respond to reports from the Los Angeles Times, which were issued earlier this week, that Manson had been hospitalized in Bakersfield some 60 miles south of the prison.
Joyce Hayhoe, spokesman for the Federal receiver who controls prison medical care, said on Tuesday that California prisoner are being sent to outside hospital when they need “emergency care or diagnostic services of open acute nature or surgical services”.
This heated up many theories as to why Charles Manson was taken to a hospital.
Some are saying because of surgery, others are saying because of gastrointestinal problems, but nobody can confirm any specifics about his case.
For example, the New York Post issued information that Manson was apparently to have emergency surgery because of gastrointestinal problems.
The surgery was supposed to be on Thursday night, but the doctors decided he didn’t need it and was returned to Corcoran State Prison.
New York Post reported that Manson had another trip to the hospital several months ago, when he also had this kind of trouble, but the date of that visit is still unknown.
Many media outlets are quoting and the naming anonymous resources for information about this case. We can expect that this mess around Manson’s status lasts for some time.
He’s currently serving a life sentence for hideous murders back in 1969, among them Sharon Tate, wife of famous movie director Roman Polanski.
Sharon Tate was pregnant at the time of her murder.
Charles Manson became a cult leader who attracted runaways at a ranch outside of Los Angeles. They were trying to initiate a racial war in the United States.
Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten and Charles “Tex” Watson, alongside Charles Manson, were sentenced to death because of the murders.
They are still alive because the U.S. Supreme Court banned the death penalty in California in 1972.
Lynette Fromme, also a member of the Manson cult, wasn’t charged for the murders but ended up in jail because she tried to assassinate Gerald Ford. Ford was the President of the United States back in 1975. She was released on parole in 2009.