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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Phil Spector in 'sensitive needs' area of Calif. prison

June 23, 2009

Music legend Phil Spector...was taken Monday to the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran, corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said...

She said Spector...doesn't have a cellmate. As a medium security inmate, Spector can make some requests for items he wants in his cell, and his wife acknowledges her husband is already creating a list.

"He wants a TV and an iPod or something like that for listening to music," Rachelle Spector said Tuesday. "And he would like to be able to receive e-mail."

Prison Lt. Stephen Smith said Spector's notoriety probably got him into the sensitive needs facility. He said the typical inmate there needs protection after dropping out of a gang.

Spector, 69, is serving 19 years to life for the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson...Rachelle Spector said she was relieved her husband was out of North Kern State Prison, where he has been undergoing evaluation.

She said he wrote a letter alleging abuse at the prison such as being forced to sleep naked on the floor for two nights and to eat out of a bowl with his hands "like a dog." I wonder what he did to get that treatment? Crazy old coot.

Thornton said the prison does not mistreat inmates and the actions described by Rachelle Spector "would be a violation of policies and laws." She said, however, any report of misconduct would be investigated.

Corcoran is near Fresno.

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