May 26, 2024

“That ’70s Present” actor and convicted rapist Danny Masterson has been transferred to a maximum-security jail that after housed cult chief and assassin Charles Manson. 

Masterson was convicted final 12 months of two rapes he dedicated in 2003, for which he acquired a jail sentence of 30 years to life. 

California state jail data present the actor is being held at Corcoran State Jail, which was based in 1988 and identified for housing among the nation’s most notorious criminals, comparable to Manson, who died in 2017. “Freeway Killer” William Bonin, who killed not less than 21 younger males and boys in Southern California within the late Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, was additionally housed on the jail till his execution by deadly injection in 1996. 

“Inmates at Corcoran State Jail stay in small, cramped cells, usually shared with a number of cellmates. Dwelling circumstances have been criticized for being overcrowded and unsanitary, with insufficient entry to medical care and primary requirements,” Corcoran State Jail says on its web site. 

The jail says it has armed guards, surveillance cameras, razor-wire fences, and electrified obstacles. It has been the topic of quite a few lawsuits through the years, alleging neglect, abuse and violation of inmates’ rights.

Masterson’s switch got here per week after he was denied bail. In paperwork obtained by The Wrap, Decide Charlaine Olmedo wrote in her order that the actor was thought-about a flight danger. 

“If defendant’s conviction and sentence are upheld on enchantment, he’ll possible stay in custody for many years and maybe the remainder of his life,” Olmedo wrote. 

“In mild of the truth that defendant has no spouse to go house to, defendant now has each incentive to flee and little motive to return to state jail to serve out the rest of his prolonged sentence ought to his enchantment be unsuccessful,” the decide stated, referencing Masterson’s divorce proceedings with estranged spouse Bijou Phillips. 

Phillips filed for divorce shortly after the actor’s sentencing. The 2 share a daughter, Fianna.

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