Incarcerated music mogul Phil Spector is so terrified of the other inmates in jail - he has instructed his lawyers to get him moved to a "better prison."
The 69-year-old producer was jailed in April (09) for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson and is currently serving a life sentence at Corcoran Prison in Los Angeles.
He is sharing the jail with cult murderer Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan, who shot U.S. politician Bobby Kennedy.
Spector is so scared the other inmates will harm him, he is refusing to leave his cell so he doesn't have to mix with them at mealtimes.
The music legend described the "snake pit" jail in letters to his friend, musician/journalist Steve Escobar, writing, "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."
And he reveals he is working with 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..."