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Prisoners and Cell Phones

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Guess who has a cell phone now?  Charles Manson.  Well, he did until he was caught recently, according to this story from the L.A. Times.

Manson was justly sentenced to death for his crimes.  His sentence, along with all the others on California's death row, was overturned when the California Supreme Court decided that the death penalty violated the California Constitution.  The state high court was untroubled by the inconvenient truth that the constitutional convention had expressly decided the precise question the other way.  (A few months later, the U.S. Supreme Court wiped out the death sentences in the rest of the country, but on narrower grounds.)  The people of California then had to amend the constitution to make it say again what it said in the first place.

For the worst murderers, life in prison is just not enough punishment.

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