Charles Manson has been photographed for the first time in six months on Monday by prison authorities in California.
The serial killer’s latest mug shot was taken on Monday at Corcoran State Prison, which is located about 60 miles northwest of Bakersfield.
He is serving nine life sentences at the facility.
Prison authorities take fresh mug shots of inmates every few years just in case they manage to escape and recent images are needed to help the public make a positive identification.
The latest mug shot of Manson shows the 82-year-old convicted murderer appearing healthy.
A bald, unshaven Manson is seen staring intensely into the camera with his trademark swastika tattoo resting between his forehead and the bridge of his nose.
Serial killer Charles Manson was photographed for the first time in six months on Monday by prison authorities in California
The mug shot taken on Monday was the first time in almost seven months that Manson was photographed. He is seen above in January just after he suffered a near-fatal health scare
Prison authorities take fresh mug shots of inmates every few years just in case they manage to escape and recent images are needed to help the public make a positive identification. This mug shot of Manson was taken in October 2014
The last time Manson was photographed was earlier this year after he was rushed to a hospital because of a near-fatal health scare.
Manson was pictured alive and looking as menacing as ever in late January.
The photos gave the first glimpse of the mass murderer since he was rushed to hospital on January 3 suffering from intestinal bleeding.
The 82-year-old stared creepily into the camera in one photo as he showed off his ghost-like pale skin and trademark gray beard.
Manson, pictured being escorted to a Los Angeles courtroom in 1969, was convicted of leading a cult young people who followed his orders and were ultimately turned into killers
Manson has been behind bars for more than four decades after being put away for the series of infamous Manson family murders in 1969. The photo on the left was taken on August 25, 1989. The mug shot on the right was released in March 2009
He was pictured touching the tattooed hand of one of his covert followers who stood beside him.
Another photo showed the notorious murderer dressed in his blue prison fatigues with a bandanna around his neck as he posed with sunglasses and his arms folded across his chest.
His friend, known as Black Wolf, said Manson appeared strong and in high spirits during the visit on January 21.
Manson had reportedly been eating healthily since the health scare.
Manson was removed from the California prison for a week after being rushed to the emergency room.
He was reported to be ‘seriously ill’ at the time and wasn’t able to have surgery because doctors deemed it too risky, according to TMZ.
Manson was taken back to the prison on January 7.
He has been behind bars for more than four decades after being put away for the series of murders in 1969, including director Roman Polanski’s pregnant actress wife Sharon Tate.
Manson and three female followers, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, were convicted of murder and sentenced to death for killings at two gruesome scenes in the summer of 1969
He was convicted of leading a cult in which disaffected young people living in a commune followed his orders and were ultimately turned into killers.
Manson and three female followers, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, were convicted of murder and sentenced to death for killings at two gruesome scenes in the summer of 1969.
All were spared execution when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling temporarily banned the death penalty in 1972. Another defendant, Charles ‘Tex’ Watson, was convicted later.
They brutally murdered Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles over two nights.
He had ordered his family members to slaughter Tate, who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant, and three of her friends at her home above Beverly Hills.
Stephen Parent was a fifth unfortunate victim that night. He had driven to the property to see if caretaker William Garreston wanted to buy his AM/FM Clock radio, and had stayed on for a beer at the guest house.
The following night the Family butchered small business owners Leno and Rosemary La Bianca, in their home in Los Angeles.
The murders were carried out in upscale, mostly white neighborhoods of Los Angeles in order to blame the crimes on African Americans, in the hope of sparking what he termed a ‘Helter Skelter’ race war.
Krenwinkel was denied parole after a hearing in June.