09/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Inside Phil Spector's Life Sentence: Death Threats And Visits From His Model Wife

Music legend-cum-murderer Phil Spector is whining about being locked up in a "snake pit" of a prison with such other high-profile killer nutjobs as Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan -- but California corrections officials say Spector is full of beans.

"Imagine sending me to the same prison -- shows how low they can go," fumes Spector in a letter to a buddy, Bay Area music manager Steve Escobar.

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