Charles Manson using smuggled cell phones to call New Jersey from prison

    Uh, New Jersey, do you have something to tell us?

    At a parole hearing today for convicted mass murderer Charles Manson, it was revealed that Manson has used smuggled cell phones to place calls to several states from prison. Including New Jersey.
    The recipients of those calls remain undisclosed, despite several other details released today about Manson’s time behind bars. He’s been there since being convicted of the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in California.

    A recent picture of a graying Manson, now 77, shows he still has the swastika he carved into his forehead during his trial.

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