October 25, 2014
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) - A follower of Charles Manson has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a cell phone inside a California prison where the mass murderer is housed.
California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton says 63-year-old Craig Carlisle Hammond was arrested Sunday for investigation of conspiracy, possession of an illegal communication device and attempting to bring a cell phone into a prison. Hammond was taken to jail and is scheduled to be in court next month.
Authorities say Hammond had a wrist watch cell phone that was found by a correctional officer at Corcoran State Prison.
Manson, who is serving a life sentence for orchestrating a series of gruesome murders, has been caught with a smuggled cell phone twice in the past four years.
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