Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Jailed music magnate Phil Spector fears other inmates so much that he has asked his lawyers to get him shifted to a “better prison.”
The record producer was sentenced to life imprisonment in May this year, for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. He is currently lodged at Corcoran Prison in Los Angeles.
Spector, 69, shares the jail with murderer Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan, who shot U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy.
Spector is so terrified by others around him that he doesn’t step outside his cell, reports Contactmusic.
The music mogul described the jail as a “snake pit” in letters to his friend, musician/journalist Steve Escobar.
He wrote: “Imagine sending me to the same prison – shows how low they can go.
They’d kill you in here for a 39-cent bag of soup! I know it is a chance to get out of my cell going to the dining room but the less I see of the inmates, the better and safer I feel. Even though 24/7 lockdown in a 3′ by 7′ cell is very tough.”
Spector also mentioned that he had instructed his lawyers to “get a better prison with people more like myself in it during the appeal process instead of all these lowlife scumbags, gangsters and Manson types…” (ANI)