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New Photos Reveal Prison's Toll on Phil Spector

Music producer shifted to facility for sick inmates
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 24, 2014 12:20 AM CDT
Updated Sep 24, 2014 4:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. The most recent photo shows a bald, somber-looking 73-year-old Spector staring straight into the camera on Oct. 28, 2013. An earlier photo of a smiling Spector is dated July 24, 2013. A California Department of Corrections spokeswoman says the October photo was taken when Spector was moved to the prison system's huge California Health Care Facility in Stockton. The facility provides medical and mental health care to the state's sickest inmates, including those with chronic conditions, though the spokeswoman says she can't reveal details of Spector's health because of state medical privacy regulations. The legendary music producer is serving 19 years to life for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson. (Read more California stories.)

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