June 12, 2005

If convicted, MJ's next door neighbor could be Charles Manson

California's Corcoran State Prison is the most likely destination for Michael Jackson if he is convicted in his child molestation trial, which is now before the jury.

But Jackson would hardly be the only high-profile inmate there.

Occupants of its 8-by-12-foot cells include Charles Manson and Juan Corona, who killed 25 migrant farmworkers in the 1970s. The unit housed Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, until he was moved to a harsher lockdown in 2003.

Each cell has a concrete bed, sink, desk and toilet.

Televisions and radios are allowed, if the inmate can afford them. Night lights also are allowed.

Inmates wear denim jeans, blue shirts and brown boots, and are issued white T-shirts, white boxer shorts and a denim jacket.

Staff members, not inmates, prepare and serve food.

Inmates can use the day room to read, play chess or watch television. The exercise yard is available for about 5 1/2 hours a day. There's a basketball court and a bar for chin-ups, but no free weights.

Residents can shower daily. They have access to a law library and may receive weekend visitors for as long as five hours a day. They share one telephone and make calls during certain hours.

By 8:45 p.m., they must be back in their cells, but there's no official "lights out" time.

Manson's got a guitar. Could you imagine Manson and MJ comparing notes on music, and collaborating?

I can see it now: "Michael Jackson's new CD, 'Live From Jail with Charles Manson!'"

Posted by mhking at June 12, 2005 11:17 PM
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