Phil Spector "Wigged-Out" Over Prison Time

Apr. 15 2009, Published 6:37 a.m. ET

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He's surrendered his freedom, now fallen Music Mogul Phil Spector has been forced to surrender his wig. 

That's right, that's not his real hair. It's a wig.

Check-out Spector’s wig gallery below. has learned Spector will not be able to wear any of his infamous wigs while in prison following his conviction in the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

Spector was photographed for his mug-shot with a mousy shoulder length weave after he was found guilty this week of second degree murder .

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He was then taken to Los Angeles’ Twin Towers prison  where he had to remove his hair piece.    

“The wig would be considered as contraband and would be confiscated along with any other personal items,” a jail source told

And that will no doubt come as a psychological blow to Spector who has been photographed wearing a variety of wigs since he shot Clarkson, 40, at his Alhambra mansion in February 2003.

Spector has been given a “keep-away” status because of his notoriety and he will not be mixing with the mainstream inmates in case they try and attack him.

The prison source added: “This is general policy for celebrity prisoners and Spector will have his own 8 ft by 6ft cell in a special wing of the prison.

“He will receive three delivered meals per day – breakfast at 5am, lunch at 10am and dinner at 4pm/5pm. His cell will have his own toilet and wash basin and he will be able to get showered alone too.

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Spector will be allowed some television time and will be allowed to spend around $150 a week for extra food, books or magazines,"  the source told us.

The source  also tells that celebrities or other high-profile inmates receive these benefits because it would be unfair to have them mixing with the general population who could be aware of both their identities and details of their cases.  “It may seem like Phil Spector is receiving special treatment but that is not the case.”

Spector’s wife, former Playboy Playmate Rachelle Short, 28, will be able to visit her husband four days per week but will not be allowed any intimate contact with him.

Spector, 69, will be formally sentenced on May 29 .



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