Charles Mansons’ friend and regular visitor, Gray Wolf, was detained Sunday morning at 11:00 am, March 24, 2013, on the public side of the Level 4 visitation entrance, Corcoran State Prison, Corcoran, CA. Preliminary charges by the prison against Gray Wolf are listed as possession of an “illegal communication device”, and two additional variations of the same offense.
Manson’s close friend, Star, was sitting with Charlie at a table in the PHU visiting room at the time of Gray Wolf’s detainment. Within minutes, visiting Sergeant Fritz entered the room and accosted Star at the table, demanding that she stand, put her hands behind her back, and submit to being handcuffed. Star asked the Sergeant what was going on, but he refused to answer. Star stood and complied with the Sergeants orders and was handcuffed. A female officer, accompanying Sergeant Fritz, held Star by the arms as they escorted her from the room, through the crowded level 4 public waiting area, and on to a prison shuttle bus.
Meanwhile, Charles Manson was searched and then escorted to a holding cell. His personal cell was searched by prison staff, and he was returned to his cell later in the afternoon.
Gray Wolf and Star were detained separately and held for questioning and search for approximately 5 hours by staff of the prisons’ Investigative Services Unit (ISU).
Both Star and Gray Wolf were subjected to a personal security search (strip-search). Both gave ISU staff permission to search their personal vehicles. All searches were negative for contraband.
Star refused to answer questions by ISU staff, referring them to her ID for personal information. Star was released at about 4:30 pm with no changes to her prison-authorized visiting status.
Gray Wolf was apprised of the charges against him, his “Miranda” rights were read to him, and he subsequently asked for counsel to be present. ISU staff then declined to question him at that time. Gray Wolf was transported from the prison by ISU staff. He was booked and released on a $30,000 bond from the nearby county jail. Gray Wolf’s first court appearance is currently set for late April, 2013.
Info on Gray Wolf’s defense fund