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Roman Polanski reportedly has been taken from jail for medical attention for a second time since his arrest.

Lawyer: Polanski feels depressed in jail

"His general condition is no longer satisfactory," Polanski's lawyer, Herve Temime, said in a radio interview. "But the situation isn't easy for any prisoners, even less so for a man the age of Polanski. One has to be attentive."

What's known about Polanski's ailment is that it's a pre-existing condition that could not be treated in prison, according to People.

Last week, Temime said Polanski, 76, was depressed and tired and expressed concern about his health after visiting in the Zurich jail.

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The Oscar-winning director is wanted by U.S. authorities for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. He fled the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl.

The spokesman for Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice, Folco Galli, declined to comment on whether Polanski has been moved to a hospital or on the status of his health.

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" If necessary, he has all the medical care (needed). It can be in prison or in hospital, in general," Galli told Reuters.

The Swiss newspaper Blick reported Monday that Polanski, who was arrested Sept. 26, also was admitted for X-rays during the week of Oct. 5.