Well this is lovely, isn't it?
Charles Manson on Line One.
The murderous cult leader was one of thousands of California inmates busted with a cell phone last year, which he used to call unidentified people in California, New Jersey, Florida and British Columbia, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"It's troubling that he had a cellphone since he's a person who got other people to murder on his behalf," said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections.
Ya think? Nice to know that one of the most notorious killers in the history of the United States is accessing cell phones in prison. Isn't this sort of thing banned?
Cell phones are banned form federal prisons, but the rules are murkier in state institutions, especially California, where overcrowding makes it impractical to punish phone possessors with more time.
Ah, okay. So maybe I should say it's nice to know that the prison is incapable of keeping Charlie Manson from following their rules. I mean, of all people to spend a little extra time checking up on.....wouldn't Charlie Manson be the guy? It actually begs another question: if we had executed him when we should have...would we still be dealing with these concerns? Huh.