Charles Manson Remains Hospitalized in Bakersfield; Prison Officials Say He’s Still Alive

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Authorities confirmed Wednesday that mass murderer Charles Manson is back in a Bakersfield hospital, though the severity of his condition is unclear.

Charles Manson is shown in a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation photo dated Oct. 8, 2014.

Charles Manson is shown in a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation photo dated Oct. 8, 2014.

Kern County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smallwood confirmed that Manson is at a local hospital but could not say more.

Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, declined to comment, citing federal and state medical privacy laws that preclude the agency “from commenting on protected health information for any inmate in our custody.”

Waters did confirm, however, that Manson is alive.

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