Who Are the Most Notorious Inmates to Have Ever Been Housed at Corcoran Prison?


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As of 2015, Corcoran State Prison houses Charles Manson and Juan Corona, two of America's most infamous criminals. Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted murderer of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, served time at Corcoran State Prison between 1992 and 2009.

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Manson, now 80, was convicted in 1971 of the brutal murders of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate. He was transferred to Corcoran State Prison from San Quentin State Prison in 1989. He was originally sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972. Manson was denied parole in 2012 and is not eligible again until 2027.

Juan Corona was convicted in 1973 of the murders of 25 migrant farm workers in 1971. An appeals court overturned his conviction in 1978, but he was retried and again found guilty in 1982. He was sentenced to 25 concurrent life sentences. As of April 2015, Corona is now 81.

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