"The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Board of Parole Hearings today denied parole for convicted mass murderer Charles Manson during a hearing at Corcoran State Prison," it said in a statement.
"The denial was for five years, the maximum allowed by law," it said.
"Manson did not appear before the panel and will be eligible for another hearing in 2012. The ... decision marks the eleventh time that Manson has been denied parole since 1978," it added.
Manson, 72, is among the most infamous inmates of the United States.
He and four of his followers were convicted of seven counts of first degree murder during an August, 1969 crime spree in Los Angeles County that included the fatal stabbing of five people in the home of actress Sharon Tate and the murders the following day of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Manson and his followers were spared the death penalty after California banished capital punishment in 1970. Their sentences were commuted to life in prison.
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