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Spector In 'Sensitive Needs' Area Of California Prison

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    Spector In 'Sensitive Needs' Area Of California Prison

    Music legend Phil Spector has been assigned to a "sensitive needs facility" in California's largest state prison to serve his sentence for murdering an actress.

    Spokeswoman Terry Thornton for the California Department of Corrections said Spector was taken Monday to the Corcoran prison, where 6,919 other inmates are housed.

    She said Spector was assigned to the sensitive needs facility rather than general population.

    Corcoran prison Lt. Stephen Smith said Spector's notoriety probably got him into that housing area. He said the typical inmate there needs protection after dropping out of a gang.

    The 69-year-old Spector is serving 19 years to life for the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson at his Southern California home.