Danny Masterson Serving Sentence in Prison Linked to Charles Manson

(ReliableNews.org) – Danny Masterson was once on “That ’70s Show,” one of the most popular television shows. He starred alongside Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. However, he won’t be starring in any more shows, unless there’s a documentary about the prison he now lives in. In fact, that prison has a connection to an infamous murderer.

In May 2023, a jury convicted Masterson of raping two women in 2003. A judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison in September, several months after his conviction. A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly that the former actor was moved to the Corcoran State Prison in Central San Joaquin.

The male-only prison is best known for housing Charles Manson from 1989 until he died in 2017. The cult leader of the Manson Family was convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others. That’s not all; several notorious killers were also kept at the prison.

Rodney Alcala, the dating game killer, was housed at the notorious prison, as well. He was convicted of five murders between 1977 and 1979. Police believe he may have committed more than that, some saying it could be as many as 130. He died in 2021.

William Bonin, the freeway strangler, who was convicted of murdering at least 21 (but possibly as many as 46) men and boys, was kept in the prison. He was executed by lethal injection in 1996.

The prison is certainly equipped to hold violent criminals. There are electric barriers, razor-wire fences, armed guards, and surveillance cameras. The prison has been the subject of many lawsuits related to the violation of inmates’ rights.

Masterson is currently appealing the verdict and sentence in his case. A judge denied him bond in recent weeks, calling him a flight risk. His wife, Bijou Phillips, filed for divorce in September, the same month of his sentencing.

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