Danny Masterson Transferred to Medium-Security Prison Amid Well-being Concerns

Actor's Relocation Marks Significant Change in Incarceration Conditions.

by Nouman Rasool
Danny Masterson Transferred to Medium-Security Prison Amid Well-being Concerns
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Danny Masterson, the That '70s Show star, has been transferred from the Los Angeles County Jail to a San Luis Obispo, California, medium-security prison facility. A spokesperson from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation told Fox News Digital that the move indeed took place on February 16.

The removal from the more secure facility could be taken as an indication that there were raised safety concerns for Masterson than those before. In May, Masterson was convicted of two counts of forcible rape and was sentenced to 30 years to life imprisonment.

A third charge was dropped. His imprisonment began in the California State Prison, Corcoran, famous for hosting cult leader Charles Manson, who committed horrible murders in the late 1960s.

Masterson's New Prison Complex

Masterson was transferred to the new location for the California Men's Colony, in which it is divided into two complexes, the "East Facility" and the "West Facility." The East Facility hosts the prisoners and is only constructed to have many educational and self-improvement programs, including mental health services.

While the West Facility is a medium/minimum security housing program with facilities that comprise training in firefighting and disaster response and the following program offerings: academic education, technical education, substance abuse, and family relationship.

Masterson's transfer to a relatively more laid-back environment marks quite the contrast to the maximum security surroundings of Corcoran Prison, where he spent only a few weeks. Corcoran, famous for its maximum-security measures, had housed previously Manson, convicted on several counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Phillips was asking for spousal support and child support for their daughter, while the former couple's divorce was supposed to be finalized on January 24 but was delayed to April. Masterson's road with the law has been a rocky one.

He was facing a maximum of 45 years in prison on three counts of rape by force or fear alleged to have taken place between 2001 and 2003 at his home in Hollywood Hills. Less than six months later, his first trial resulted in a mistrial in November 2022.

In the meantime, Masterson is eligible for parole in July 2042 at the age of 66. His first parole hearing is set for May 2038, according to CDCR records. The move clearly marks a shift in the extended saga of the former teen idol's legal and life circumstances.

Original article source: Danny Masterson moved from 'Charles Manson' prison to medium-security facility after concerns for ‘well-being'

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