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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Paris Out Of Jail

I knew that she would get out of it somehow..

LA County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said officials decided to allow the 26-year-old hotel heiress to resume her sentence under house arrest after consultation with medical personnel.

Although reporters asked several times about Hilton's medical condition, Whitmore refused to give any details, citing confidentiality. He said she's been fitted with an ankle bracelet and will be confined to her home for 40 days -- meaning she has not been technically released from custody. He said she's been "reassigned."

She checked into the jail Sunday night just after 11:30 p.m. and was expected to serve 23 days for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. Instead, she was sent home early Thursday. TMZ.com reported earlier in the day that Hilton was released Thursday morning after a deal was made Wednesday.

The Web site said, "Unimpeachable sources tell TMZ the deal was sealed yesterday, and that Hilton made her exit early early this morning." The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department called a hastily scheduled news conference early Thursday morning outside the Century Regional Detention Facility to answer reporters' questions about the famous inmate.

Meanwhile, Hilton learned a lot while in prison, like how to make a collect call. A lawyer who represents two clients in the same ward where Hilton is being held said she "needed help" from a sergeant to make a collect call to her family. TMZ.com said Hilton was crying and couldn't sleep or eat.

It said Hilton complained that her cell is "freezing cold." Hilton did have two visitors on her second day in jail -- her psychiatrist and her lawyer. Her lawyer said she was doing well. Richard Hutton reporters that Hilton used "this time to reflect on her life, to see what she can do to make the world better." The 26-year-old hotel heiress checked into the suburban Los Angeles jail late Sunday to serve 23 days for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

The "Simple Life" star was in the "special needs" unit of the jail, separated from most of its 2,200 inmates. Hutton was critical of Hilton's isolation, saying, "She is really being punished because of her celebrity." Hutton said despite believing she received an unfair punishment, Hilton is taking responsibility by serving her time.


Anonymous said...

I now know that their is something horribly wrong with our justice system and it is called :money talks" What kind of example does this send to our youth of today? It is no wonder they are all messed up.

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