(CBS/AP) California prison officials have confiscated a cell phone from infamous cult killer Charles Manson for the second time in less than two years, a corrections spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said guards found the phone Jan. 6 at Corcoran State Prison, where Manson is serving a life sentence for the notorious 1969 killings of actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski, and six others in Los Angeles.
Manson was previously caught with an LG flip phone in March 2009, according to The Los Angeles Times. Back then, he had been calling and texting people in California, Florida, New Jersey and British Columbia, and had missed calls from Arkansas, Indiana and Massachusetts.
Thornton could not immediately say who Manson had been calling this time, nor could he clarify how he got the phone.
Officials said 30 days were added to Manson's sentence for the first offense, according to the Times.
President Barack Obama signed a bill into law last summer making smuggling cell phones into federal prisons a crime, but that law doesn't apply to state prisons, reports the Times. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill in September that would have fined people providing cell phones to prisoners $5,000, according to the paper.
Manson faces a disciplinary hearing and could lose early release credits for his latest offense.