Spector’s Wish List

What do you get a man who has lost everything? In Phil Spector’s case, it’s a TV and an iPod.

The 69-year-old music producer/murder convict was recently transferred to the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif., and his wife said he needs a few things to spruce up his cell.

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

Because Spector is classified as a medium-security inmate, the famed music producer can have a few comforts and may even be allowed to have a musical instrument, although he has yet to request one. Not only do some prisoners have instruments, but a few have even formed groups within the prison’s walls.

Spector, who was convicted in May of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, was recently housed in North Kern State Prison. Spector’s wife wrote a letter claiming alleged abuses of her husband by the system, including being forced to sleep on the floor naked for two nights and having to eat his dinner out of a bowl on the floor “like a dog.”

A prison official refuted the allegations, saying such actions “would be a violation of policies and laws.”