Pulling a Cheney

Polanski Removed From Prison

As Roman Polanski prepares for house arrest at his Swiss chalet, authorities have temporarily moved the director from his cell at a Zurich-area prison to an undisclosed location. Polanski left the Winterthur jail on Thursday for "security reasons and personal protection," a spokesman for the justice ministry told the Associated Press. Though he did not reveal where the controversial filmmaker was being held, the spokesman did confirm that Polanski will be taken to his chalet in Gstaad on Friday afternoon. He will reportedly be confined to his home until Swiss officials decide if they will send him to the U.S.