Music producer Phil Spector has been assigned to a “sensitive needs facility” in California’s largest state prison to serve his sentence for murdering an actress, the Associated Press reports. Spector was taken Monday to the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran, where 6,919 other inmates are housed.
As a medium security inmate, Spector can request items he wants in his cell. “He wants a TV and an iPod or something like that for listening to music,” said his wife, Rachelle. “And he would like to be able to receive e-mail.” Spector, 69, is serving 19 years to life for the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003. He wrote his wife from his last prison assigment that he was forced to sleep naked on the floor for two nights and to eat out of a bowl with his hands “like a dog.”