Paris Hilton Under House Arrest
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Paris Hilton has been reassigned from prison to house arrest less than four days into her sentence after suffering from an undisclosed medical condition, officials said Thursday.
“After extensive consultation with medical personnel…. it was determined that Paris Hilton would be reassigned to a community-based alternative custody electronic monitoring program,” Steve Whitmore of the L.A. County Sheriff’s office said Thursday. “She will be confined to her home for the next 40 days.”
“I can’t specifically talk about the medical situation other than to say that, yes, it played a part in this.”
Hilton, originally sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating probation in a alcohol-related reckless driving case, was expected to serve a reduced sentence of 23 days in prison.
Whitmore said because Hilton agreed to be reassigned to her home, she now has to serve the remainder of the original 45 days there.
The 26-year-old celebutante turned herself in at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles just after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night.
Then she was escorted to the all-women’s Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood just after 11:30 p.m., where she was booked, fingerprinted and issued a jail uniform, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
The “Simple Life” star was being housed in the “special needs” unit of the 13-year-old jail, separate from most of its 2,200 inmates.
The unit consists of 12 two-person cells reserved for police officers, public officials, celebrities and other high-profile inmates.
Hilton was reportedly not sharing her cell with another inmate.
She was permitted to take her meals in her cell and was allowed to venture outside the 12-foot-by-8-foot space every day for at least an hour to shower, watch TV in the day room, participate in outdoor recreation or talk on the telephone.
Hilton has also had to do without her beauty accessories since the prison does not allow such things as curling irons, rollers, hair brushes, hair sprays, hair dye, tweezers, razors, hair removal wax and mirrors.
Officers arrested Hilton in Hollywood on Sept. 7. In January, she pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of the alcohol-related reckless-driving charge. She was sentenced to 36 months’ probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.
But the heiress was pulled over again by California Highway Patrol on Jan. 15.
Officers informed Hilton she was driving on a suspended license and she signed a document acknowledging she was not to drive.
Then again on Feb. 27, she was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies, at which time she was charged with violating her probation.
A traffic court judge ruled on May 4 that Hilton violated her probation and sentenced her to 45 days in jail.
Posted: June 7th, 2007
Time: June 7, 2007, 7:41 am
Who said the famous don’t get preferential treatment?Ha!What a load of bull,medical condition,paris,you didn’t have one when you went in,so where did this mysterious condition come from?
Time: June 7, 2007, 7:43 am
This makes me mad b/c the NORMAL sentence for this kinda thing is 3 days (as the article on here below this one says) which she served. So why are they making her serve even longer? Also where did 40 days come from? Her original sentence was 23 days and she had 19 days left. If anything it should be for the remaining 19 days. They’re really punishing her and that isn’t right. “Normal” people don’t get punished this hard for this kinda thing 🙁
From: Paris Whiner
Time: June 7, 2007, 7:43 am
Yeah, “I’m gonna do my time the right way”, boo-hoo cry until she gets out is the rich way not the right way. What a whiner. What a wimp. What a loser. I knew she couldn’t do it.
She’s a spoiled brat use to getting her own way. Lets see how long it takes before get screws up the house arrest.
Time: June 7, 2007, 8:19 am
I tink it’s strange. I think we should know what really happened there before making judgements, but I personally, would rather spend 19 days in jail than be locked home for more than a month.
Time: June 7, 2007, 6:58 pm
Hmmmm…wonder how many commas will be in the amount deposited in the high sheriff’s special “fund”? Oh my…can a California sheriff be bought???? Money before integrity in the Golden state. Go figure.