Spector, who is serving a 19-year sentence for the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson, was in the news yesterday when quotes from letters he sent to buddy Steve Escobar, described as a musician / music journalist, appeared in the news.

Commenting on his wife making a 400-mile round trip twice a week to visit him, Spector said his wife’s food packages allowed him to eat in his cell instead of the prison dining hall.

“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,” Spector said. “Even though 24/7 lockdown in a 3’ by 7’ cell is very tough.”

Spector also wrote in his letters to his friend that he hoped to move to “a better prison.”

Maybe Spector wasn’t counting on prison officials reading his remarks, or maybe he just didn’t care. Either way, officials did see Spector’s comments in the press and quickly had a sit-down with the record producer-turned-killer.

“We interviewed Mr. Spector today,” said Lt. Stephen Smith, spokesman for the Corcoran, Calif. prison where Spector is incarcerated. “Mr. Spector states he does not fear for his safety at our institution. He said he hopes he can stay here at our institution.”

Spector also complained about being housed in the same prison as Charlie Manson and Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan. However, officials pointed out neither Manson nor Sirhan are living in the same facility.

Spector is housed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran, in a “sensitive needs yard,” described as an area used to keep prisoners that either dropped out of gangs or are trying to avoid gangs. According to prison officials, Spector is assigned to that area because of his notoriety.

Meanwhile, Manson, Sirhan and other high-profile prisoners are at another facility down the road apiece – Corcoran State Prison, which also counts serial killer Juan Corona and Michael Markasev, the killer of Bill Cosby’s son, among its residents.

What’s more, while Spector doesn’t want to be near Manson, it appears Manson, who wanted to be a music star before he became one of the 1960s most notorious notables, may not even be aware there’s a legendary music producer nearby.

“He [Manson] doesn’t care about Spector,” a California Department of Corrections representative said. “He doesn’t care about anybody.”