Robert Kennedy assassin moved to new jail
The move was routine, said a spokeswoman with the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
"This transfer had been planned, and the date of the move is simply an unfortunate coincidence. On any given day, inmates are moved from institution to institution for a variety of reasons," she said.
Sirhan was sentenced to death, but it was commuted to life in prison in 1972. He has since spent time in several California prisons.
Sirhan was denied parole in 2011 at a hearing where he said he had no memory of shooting Kennedy. His lawyers have claimed that Sirhan was framed in a conspiracy. They contend that he was programmed through hypnosis to fire shots as a diversion for the real killer.