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Posted at 9:27 AM ET, 06/ 7/2007

Report: Paris Checks Out of Jail

By Nancy Kerr

Paris Hilton was released from jail this morning after serving three days of her 23-day sentence for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. (Her jail time was reduced from 45 days to an expected 23 days for "good behavior.") The Hilton heiress and "Simple Life" star will spend 40 days on house arrest.

There definitely seems to be some fuzzy math involved, as 23 - 3 does not = 40 days last time I checked. Adding to the sense of confusion: Sheriffs spokesman Steve Whitmore says she was released because of an unspecified medical condition. She voluntarily reported to prison Sunday night, shortly after appearing at the MTV Movie Awards.

Let the outraged reactions begin (and they already have) in the Celebritology comments section.

Update: Fuzzy math clarification -- as explained in Bill Booth's Post story, the sheriff's department is using "generous math," giving Hilton credit for having served five days in the clink. If she had remained in jail, she would have served the reduced, 23-day sentence. Now that she is on house arrest, she needs to complete the original 45-day sentence, which leaves her 40 to spend with the electronic bracelet, even though we all know she only was behind bars for three days. All I'll say is this is not how they taught us to do arithmetic on "Multiplication Rock."

-- Updated by Jen Chaney, 12:38 p.m.

By Nancy Kerr  | June 7, 2007; 9:27 AM ET
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Comments

so much for taking her punishment and using her time to reflect on her life and how she can make this world a better place.
so much for any shred of a semblance of justice. what a farce.

Posted by: methinks | June 7, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Why aren't there riots? This only proves what some Californians knew all along: poor minorities go to jail and serve hard time while rich white girls go free despite multiple crimes.

People should be up in arms about this. The US is as corrupt as any third-world country, only holier-than-thou about it.

Posted by: Disposable Pet | June 7, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

You have GOT to be kidding me. She would have done better to stay in jail for the duration. How can you write a book based on a 3-day stay?

Posted by: WorkingMomX | June 7, 2007 10:39 AM | Report abuse

What a joke!

So if you refuse to eat the jail food they send you home???

And yes, I will play that card....Maybe the truth is that if you are a rich, white celebrity and refuse to eat the jail food, they send you home.

Posted by: Guy in DC | June 7, 2007 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Simply a shame. There'll probably be pictures of her driving her Bentley (or Mercedes or whatever her car of the day is) later 2night.

Posted by: E | June 7, 2007 10:42 AM | Report abuse

If she refuses to eat and the jail is overcrowded, of course they are going to send her home. She doesn't have a record as a felon. Give her a break.

Posted by: POS | June 7, 2007 10:42 AM | Report abuse

I guess the party's at Paris' house.

Posted by: b | June 7, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

NOT FAIR!!!

Posted by: rahel | June 7, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Best justice money can buy.

Posted by: Typical | June 7, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

"but celebrity Web site TMZ.com earlier quoted sources saying Hilton was refusing to eat much of the jail food served her." (CNN)

How could they tell? Look at Paris Hilton! That's how she normally eats to maintain a Size 0 waist.

Maybe if they offered it with vodka or some other alcoholic beverages, she'd have eaten a little more... but not much.

Posted by: Ken | June 7, 2007 10:46 AM | Report abuse

"Unspecified medical condition". Bwa ha ha. If they released her because of overcrowding (it's not a violent offense, after all) then I would understand it. But it sounds like prison food simply disagreed with her, what little she ate. I gaurentee if she became hungry enough, she'd eat the prison food and her digestive system would get used to it.

Posted by: DC Cubefarm | June 7, 2007 10:51 AM | Report abuse

While I'm not personally offended by Drew's comment above, I predict that it remain posted here for an even shorter duration than Ms. Hilton's brief appearance up the river.

Posted by: byoolin | June 7, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

You are correct, byoolin. We welcome outrage, but you all know the rules -- please keep profanity out of the posts.

Thanks. Now back to our celeb outrage, already in progress.

Posted by: Jen Chaney | June 7, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

I don't know why but I'm PISSED. Really I should have seen this coming when the sentence got dropped for good behaviour.

All I want to know is does this create a precident that everyone can use or is this also a rich person only thing?

Posted by: petal | June 7, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

really. paris just sucks. she is a parasite.

but lord i LOVE reading about her! (is that bad???)

Posted by: paris sucks | June 7, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

So how is this punishment exactly? She can't leave her house for 40 days? Big deal. I'd love to have some time in my place instead of spending most of my waking hours at the office.

Posted by: Stuck at Work | June 7, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

What a bunch of bunk!! The brothers should be getting ready to riot right about now.

Posted by: Hulkamania | June 7, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Never mind, any sympathy I had for her is now gone.

Posted by: Person who defended her this morning.... | June 7, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Amen Stuck at Work...I would LOVE to be court confined to my multi-million dollar mansion.

I say we burn Paris in effigy...granted the effigy would need to be made with toothpick...but still it is the principle!

Posted by: Guy in Dc | June 7, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Poor little rich girl had a nervous breakdown because she couldn't get Mr. Chow take-out and could talk on her sidekick...boo hoo hoo...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 11:09 AM | Report abuse

This is exactly what happens when parents do not discipline their children or provide any boundaries or structure to their children's lives. Paris has been given anything and everything she wants from the moment she was born. Why are we at all surprised to see that she's completely incapable of withstanding even the slightest form of punishment? This girl has no education, no skills (besides the ones she demonstrated in her night-vision video), and nothing in her future besides doing drugs and spending her family's money.

Posted by: Celeboholic | June 7, 2007 11:10 AM | Report abuse

durn. i missed the naughty post.
i'm going back to my cell to come up with ideas of what it might have said.

and POS, jail overcrowded or not, she broke the law for which you, me and any other number of people would have served time. and that is what i call unfair.

Posted by: methinks | June 7, 2007 11:10 AM | Report abuse

That isn't right. That isn't even wrong... All her brief visit to jail will do is re-enforce the value of priveledge and a good legal team. With luck, she'll wrap the next car around a tree, or drive off the cliffs on the 101.

Posted by: b'town | June 7, 2007 11:10 AM | Report abuse

The funny thing is that she publicly proclaimed that she would do her time, reflect on life, etc. like 'everyone else' who gets locked up. So she didn't eat the food - she doesn't eat food anyway - big deal. Although I would never condone a riot, chatters who suggest there should be some level of indignation are right. The system is broken.

Posted by: this is a farce | June 7, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

California is a joke; it should kicked out of the union

She gets out of jail because prison food isn't the same as the Ivy.

Posted by: Lisa1 | June 7, 2007 11:13 AM | Report abuse

as she is the personal advisor to the president in the war in iraq, it was a question of national security...

Posted by: London Hilton | June 7, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTT??????????!!!!

she can add this too all the "normal" people things shes done.

Posted by: dolly4 | June 7, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

i'm gonna go drive drunk and under the influence of every possible drug. considering i have NEVER been pulled over for this then I know for a fact that i don't have to pay for my crime. oh, wait, i'm a african american female.....i'll get 20 years!!!

Posted by: nall92 | June 7, 2007 11:16 AM | Report abuse

no wonder she does what ever she wants...there is never a consequence.

LA is joke. Under age drinking seems to be rampant. They only seem to enforce the laws against a certain segment of their population. I would be pissed if I lived their and wasnt part of that select group that gets to go off to fake rehab every time i broke the law.

Posted by: annoyed | June 7, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I don't care how rich or poor you are, or what color you are, I personally would not wish jail time on anyone.
Also, house arrest/probation for DUI happens all the time.

Posted by: POS | June 7, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Hilton's lawyer, Richard A. Hutton, said Monday after his client's first night in jail that she was doing well under the circumstances. "She's using this time to reflect on her life, to see what she can do to make the world better and hopefully, in my opinion, to change the attitudes that exist about her among many people," Hutton said after visiting Hilton.

I love it! She's done reflecting on her life after 5 days! Abso-bleeping-lutely perfect - I can't wait to hear Letterman's Top 10 list of reasons why Paris couldn't stay in jail.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

So Paris goes home to serve out her sentence in the lap of luxury, dancing and drugging all night with friends, having sex with the pool boy and the delivery guy from Spago, talking for hours on the phone with her jet setter friends, and all the while making a huge mockery of the American justice system.

If it were you or me, we would be locked away for every minute of the original 45-day jail sentence, sharing a cell with some dirtball and eating whatever vile swill was set in front of us.

There is no longer any justice in this sad nation.

Posted by: MisterBear | June 7, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

There's something I didn't understand in the first time:
How can a jail sentence be shortened by half for good behavior before the person hasn't even checked in the prison????
This is probably the reason why the sentence becomes 40 days now.
How ridiculous the whole thing!

Posted by: Migleu | June 7, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

this wasn't just a DUI, it was that combined with a number of other offenses which would have shown an indication of remorse or understanding that what she has done not only harms her but has the potential to harm others. i wish everyone who gets a DUI would spend at least a night or two in jail so they could begin to understand the seriousness of the crime. i realize jails are overcrowded but the consequences of DUI should be much harsher than they are.

Posted by: methinks | June 7, 2007 11:40 AM | Report abuse

my own comments were edited by a mysterious force. it should have read, "doing her time would have shown an indication of remorse...yadda yadda yadda..."

Posted by: methinks | June 7, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

If the problem was overcrowding, and if house arrest is just as good as the real thing, the prison officials should have required her to take a handful of other non-violent, first-time offenders home with her, so they could serve their sentences together at the mansion. Now THERE'S your reality show!

"Ewww... there's like... refried beans in the sub-zero..."

Posted by: WDC | June 7, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps the "medical condition" is Wade Boggs Disease.

And if Paris Whitney Hilton begins roller-skating around her home-confined space to the tunes of sundry oldies, I shall begin to suspect a Celebritology conspiracy...

Posted by: Thor | June 7, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

she might have been going through withdrawl, if the rumors of alcohol and drug use are correct. couple that with a stay in a 10x10 cell and you've got all the makings of an unspecified, read give me my drugs b!tches, medical condition.

they won't specify because addicts are supposed to be anonymous.

Posted by: Trainspotting | June 7, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Oh come on, I realize it's fun to go off about this but really, who here--given the same opportunity--would have said, "you know, I think I'll stay 20 more days. Bring on the public showers and bologna!"? And before you scream that you wouldn't have the same opportunity, you would. Non-violent crime, overcrowding... you'd be out.

Posted by: DCT | June 7, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

hey you guys, be nice -- she said she wants to work to make this a better world, and she can do that better on the outside. She can team up with OJ Simpson, who is also on a quest, as I recall...

Posted by: ogden, utah | June 7, 2007 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Food for thought:

In NoVA, you get to spend 3 nights in jail if you get pulled over for drunk driving, and that's even before your sentencing...

Posted by: Disbelief in NoVA | June 7, 2007 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Letting people out of jail for having lots of money? Nothing new folks, nothing new. However, being such a high profile situation, I'm surprised they didn't make her spend a little longer in there.

Posted by: daarong | June 7, 2007 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, Rome burns.

Posted by: crozetproject | June 7, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Remember people, if you too are thrown into jail just refuse to eat the food and tell them your tummy hurts. If it works for Paris it should work for you too right? Yeah right. What an absolute joke the legal system in this country has become.

Posted by: Monica | June 7, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

It's nice to know that as long as you have money, you can do anything you want and get away with it.

Posted by: oscar | June 7, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

why even have her show up in the first place? I would have been a lot less outraged if she had just gotten probation in the first instance. but now having to explain why they're sending her home? unspecified medical condition?

Posted by: Home Sick | June 7, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Well for me it's a good motivational example. I can tell all the little kids in my family that money and a good lawyer can buy you anything. So work hard make lots of money and act like a complete jerk and it will all be okay.

Posted by: SMA | June 7, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Boycott anything Hilton! Her Daddy will put Paris back in jail himself! Jeez!

Posted by: Busdriver420 | June 7, 2007 12:16 PM | Report abuse

This just in.....LA Jails w/o HBO.....Paris to see Sopranos finiale....then back to Jail......

Posted by: Busdriver420 | June 7, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

This just in.....LA Jails w/o HBO.....Paris to see Sopranos finiale....then back to Jail......

Posted by: Busdriver420 | June 7, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

A small detail that misses the bigger and more important points, but how does Sunday night to Wednesday night = 5 days "served", as sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says? For a two day sentence, does checking in at 11:59 PM Sunday and checking out at 12:01 AM Monday constitute 2 days served?

Posted by: KP | June 7, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

United States justice... Paris Hilton out of jail because of refusing to eat.. So funny! Thanks for the laugh, and keep it coming:)

Posted by: Andreas, Norway | June 7, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

What a joke. Can't eat the food. Yeah, nice one CA.

Posted by: Sick in the head | June 7, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Most of us who live in the REAL world, would never have this kind of break. I totally blame the justice system that allows this kind of bad behavior for the wealthy to go unpunished. Outrageous!

Posted by: tony | June 7, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame Conrad Hilton is no longer alive. I'd love to see what the founder of the Hilton fortune would have thought of his great-granddaughter.

"Ecco homine?" Behold, Paris. What a work of art is man, how infinite in reason, how like a God... Kathy Hilton must be so proud.

Posted by: Ken | June 7, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

It is outrageous that Paris Hilton was released from Jail after serving just 3 days of her 45 day sentence. I guess justice has a different standard for obnoxious, pampered, white celebrities. I can guarantee you this would not happen if she was black or hispanic and a nobody. No wonder why minorities are angry in general and why people have a declining respect for the law. Our system of justice is totally corrupt and this is a prime example! What an outrage!

Posted by: Peter | June 7, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I want her back in Jail. total BS. It is a constitutional right to be treated equally. This is a violation of that right. I work my a$$ off and if I did something like this they would lock me up for a year no questions asked. Because she is a no talent rich kid she gets to bend the rules. This girl is a nobody, she is not even good looking, and a complete idiot. Only reason I watched this unfold was to see someone who thinks they can do whatever they want be punished, but it looks like they can do whatever they want and get away with it.

Posted by: Average Joe | June 7, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

This really frustrates me!!! I have never DUI-ed and I am not usually a drinker, but what the hell!!!!!!?????
She is getting away with something that no one else does in this country does. She will be HATED for this! That is some BS that she was poisoned. She was just looking for ways to get out of prison. I also blame the justice system, and I really hope that people will stand up and do something about this unfairness. She needs to get her ass back to jail just like every other convicted person in this country. That really pisses me off!!! No more staying at the Hilton. There should be a boycot on their hotels because they are definitely taking to much advantage of who they are.

Posted by: AZgIRL | June 7, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

HEY I KNOW...'CAUSE SHE'S ON HOUSE ARREST, LET'S HAVE THE MTV AWARDS COME TO HER PLACE!

Posted by: Ila | June 7, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

How very disgusting and disappointing for America. No wonder European countries have lost respect for us. The police do their jobs and this is like slapping them in the face...Paris should be in jail!!

Posted by: Joyce S. | June 7, 2007 12:38 PM | Report abuse

this sucks!

Posted by: this sucks | June 7, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Somewhere Charles Manson is complaining to the warden about acid reflux....

Posted by: Sean | June 7, 2007 12:40 PM | Report abuse

So if I go to jail and do not eat the food, will I be let out also?? I am just wondering! What if other people will start claiming that...oh wait others may not have money to paid doctors to find some phony medical condition

Posted by: gosh | June 7, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

She sucks, so this sucks. No for real she could have killed someone while she was driving, but this is how it has become round here. The world is heading in a bad direction and I don't think we can get it back.

Posted by: this sucks | June 7, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

they should force feed the b**** like they do to unindicted undocumented enemy combatants in guantanomo. or maybe we should release them too if they dont eat!! b.s.

Posted by: brocco | June 7, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Now I HATE HATE HATE Hilton and hope they come to their senses and drag her back to the jail but wasn't the actress from LOST, who I believe is of Mexican decent, released after only 3 hours because of over crowded conditions?

Posted by: MLF | June 7, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

No, no. What's sad is that you are all wasting time and energy thinking, writing, & whining about the incosequential goings-on in the life of a no-talent, stupid, vacuous, spoiled little rich girl. Ask yourself: WHY????

Posted by: voice of reason | June 7, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

That is so hot.
The remarkable thing to me is that Californians always wonder why the rest of the nation thinks they are such morons. How did they think this was going to look?
Do you suppose any of the other female inmates at the jail are having difficulty adjusting to jail? Suppose any of them are finding it difficult to eat? Suppose any of them have "medical conditions"?
Los Angeles should go to Paris' house and drag her skinny rear end back to jail to save themselves some shard of respect.

Posted by: abc | June 7, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

rule of laws my a$$. with money you can buy politician, judges, prosecutors, police. Paris can afford to buy them all out. Money talks people.

Posted by: rule of laws | June 7, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's just me but don't you guys have bigger fish to fry? I would suggest revisiting your own lives and seeing where some improvements could be made vice worrying about the punishment meted out to an overmoneyed heiress. Not a sermon, just a thought.(TM)

Posted by: Stick | June 7, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

BOYCOT the Hilton chain!

Posted by: azgitr | June 7, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Great. Now when I J-O to her porn videos I'm going to feel that much more ashamed.

Posted by: Dude! | June 7, 2007 12:53 PM | Report abuse

If it's a medical condition couldn't they send her to the jail nurse? I'm sure jails have doctors and nurse and they can get medicine for whatever STD she picked up before heading to the pookie.

Posted by: simple solution | June 7, 2007 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Here's a girl who can party 24/7 and now we're supposed to believe she has some medical problem so bad she had to go home. Who gets to leave jail when they're sick, but not so sick as to require a stay in a hospital? What is this, summer camp?

Her lawyers are geniuses. Next thing you know they'll get the house arrest commuted to a requirement that she put a "Don't Drink and Drive" bumper sticker on her car.

Posted by: Christina | June 7, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

before heading to the pookie

Is she headed toward Lisa de Moraes?

Posted by: Pookie | June 7, 2007 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Stick --

We comment on this because we like fluff news, and also because it IS outrageous that's she out after a DUI and probation violations. I have to wonder about someone who takes the time to post a message like this about how we are wasting our time :)

Posted by: Laney | June 7, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Celeboholic hit the nail on the head. Spoiled by years of pampering and special treatment, she's the poster girl for a two tier caste system here in the States. If you're rich or a politician or an athlete, you need not worry about punishment fitting your crimes. Look at OJ.

Why should average citizens obey the law? Clinton lied, Bush lied, Libby lied. Gonzales "can't remember" which sounds like another lie to my ears. When the head of Justice is politicizing the hiring process, this country is in deep trouble.

What these liars forget is that the rule of law requires the vast majority of citizens to VOLUNTARILY obey the law.

AIDS is so lethal because it attacks the immune system. No one ever dies of AIDS itself, they die from other diseases which are normally fought off by a healthy human body. Undermining the Justice Department by favoritism cripples our nation's ability to enforce the law. Special treatment is AIDS of the body politic.

Posted by: Kirk Halgren | June 7, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

voice of reason, you are a royal idiot. how about this: What's sad is that you are wasting YOUR time and energy thinking, writing, & whining about us, the incosequential haters of parasite hilton's goings-on in her no-talent, stupid, vacuous, spoiled little rich girl life. VOR, why don't you ask yourself: WHY TAKE YOUR TIME TO RESPOND TO STUPID RESPONDERS RESPONDING TO SOMETHING YOU DEEM A WASTE OF YOUR TIME???? One word, I-D-I-O-T, spells idiot.

Posted by: brocco | June 7, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Isn't a real tragedy in the US that all we are concerned with is a spoiled brat and three weeks in jail. We really should put our emphasis on things that matter, the war in Iraq and global warming.

Posted by: nancygrace | June 7, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

and Stick, the same goes to you...Don't you have bigger fish to fry also? Rather than berating us to fry bigger fish...there's some saying about a pot and kettle, if I recall...

Posted by: brocco | June 7, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Isn't a real tragedy in the US that all we are concerned with is a spoiled brat and three weeks in jail. We really should put our emphasis on things that matter, the war in Iraq and global warming.

Posted by: nancygrace | June 7, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

This is ridiculous. I don't understand how she was able to get out of jail after 3 days!!?? Overcrowding or not. I also refuse to believe it was because of the food. That's even more ridiculous. Maybe she has some type of "medicial condition" that we don't know about. My co-worker thinks it's alcohol withdrawal.

Posted by: goodnight... | June 7, 2007 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Isn't a real tragedy in the US that all we are concerned with is a spoiled brat and three weeks in jail. We really should put our emphasis on things that matter, the war in Iraq and global warming.

Posted by: nancygrace | June 7, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Heard she had a rash and that was considered a medical reason to let her out? Its from stress. Give me a break and give her some ointment and put her butt back in the cell. What a whiney diva she is. There should be an outcry from every citizen of this country and from every person in jail who has a rash and is cold and can't sleep due to the noise....bleck! This is a slap in the face to the justice system....plain and simple. She laughs in the of law enforcement. Its time to start slapping people.

Posted by: tiredofparis | June 7, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Nancygrace, stop reading this immediately then, and for god's sake don't post a comment. put your emphasis on things that "matter". or does this actually matter to you, as the evidence would suggest?

Posted by: brocco | June 7, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

How many of you people who are coming down hard on Paris watch the Martha Stewart show? Americans are blinded by celebrity to the point where just being celebrity erases the responsibility for criminal activity in many people's minds. And abuses of justice, such as Paris' being released for an "undisclosed" medial problem, are ok. You will all probably buy her book if she writes one on here "awful" experience.

So sad. Its the American people and their weak kneed reaction to celebrity that make a farce of justice such as this possible. You can now go back and watch that other criminal, Martha Stewart, on her latest TV hit.

Posted by: Fate | June 7, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Liz, if you have the opportunity, this is a fabulous opportunity for some reporting - how common *is* it for people to serve a similar sentence for a similar offense at home? I mean, none of us posting here have any idea. This all seems pretty darn unfair, but it would be fun to have, yknow, data. Because, who knows? I've never had a DUI (duh - due to my regular practice of not drinking and driving) and have no idea how they're normally handled.

Posted by: h3 | June 7, 2007 1:10 PM | Report abuse

I read in another article that she hadn't eaten much since she'd been to jail. I'm sorry, but in my opinion anorexia isn't a medical condition that should get you out of jail. Obviously her psychologist had something to do with this...but what...?

Posted by: Em | June 7, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Look "voice of reason & stick",

These responses are not just about her. We couldn't give a rat's a.. It's just the fact that she was let out of jail after serving 3 days of a 23 (down from 45 days) days sentence. If that were the average person, we/I would be stuck in (perhaps under) the jail. It's more about justice.

Posted by: goodnight... | June 7, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Her medical condition doesn't prevent her from staying out all night to party and drink...but it prevents her from sitting down for three weeks? Unbelievable travesty of justice...

Posted by: Stunned | June 7, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

She probably had a difficult time pooping in jail. That's why she should have gone to college. That's the single most important thing I learned in college--how to not worry about taking poops in public toilets.

Posted by: Fred | June 7, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Let this be a lesson to all of us. If you ever drive drunk and then violate probation just cry in your jail cell for 2 days straight and develop a rash. Then you too can stay in a mansion instead:

Seriously, I don't usually follow the sordid lives of the rich and famous, but this is such a slap in the face of justice I am actually nauseated. This talentless creature can get away with anything because her parents have money. It's really sickening. Being in jail and having to face actual consequences for her actions would have been very good for her IMO. But no, we cannot allow our 'royal' (read rich & famous) families to pay the price for legal violations. Witness the American 'legal' system at work. Grrr...

We should all boycott the sponsers of 'Simple Life' or any other Paris Hilton project.

Posted by: DD | June 7, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Soft-E-Care, nobody cares about your lame attempt at spamming.

Posted by: Fred | June 7, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

thank god she is out. even if she would kill someone she should not spend any time in jail.

Posted by: oj | June 7, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton is out after 4 days...I thought she'd be out earlier.


Money talks and BS walks - she's a Hilton which is old old money going back a hundred years. That family has so many political, fraternity and power connections that they are untouchable by law.

I too like to read the odd celebrity story but i really dont appreciate this at all; this is a slap in the face to anyone who has ever been pi$$ed on by the law.

Posted by: TALON | June 7, 2007 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton is out after 4 days...I thought she'd be out earlier.


Money talks and BS walks - she's a Hilton which is old old money going back a hundred years. That family has so many political, fraternity and power connections that they are untouchable by law.

I too like to read the odd celebrity story but i really dont appreciate this at all; this is a slap in the face to anyone who has ever been pi$$ed on by the law.

Posted by: TALON | June 7, 2007 1:22 PM | Report abuse

You mean to tell me that, with war, pestilence, and devastation around us, the Posties give us the bread and circuses of Paris Hilton?

Thanks, but I'll listen to my Paris-free NPR from now on.

No wonder y'all bamas are 23rd in Arbitron radio ratings.

Posted by: Wood-Stein | June 7, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

The saddest part of this whole sordid thing is that this obviously unjust release will generate more publicity for her - and she is a celebrity, right?

Posted by: Doug | June 7, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Oooooooo, big bad California justice,ooooooooooo, I'm scared. So, the uneducated porn star is out of jail. Justice is about money or no money. Get rid of the lawyers, get rid of the problem.

Posted by: Dave | June 7, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Is she kidding?

Though to be fair, if I had to spend three days alone with Paris Hilton, I'd go nuts too.

Does anyone actually believe that she has "paid her debt to society?"

Paris Hilton paying her debt to society will have to involve 300 million American men women and children standing in line and each getting a turn beating her up.

What a thoroughly useless human being.

Posted by: OhPlease | June 7, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

On the bright side, the sooner Paris is free, the sooner she can OD.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Equal justice under the law. What a joke.

Posted by: mary carroll | June 7, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton paying her debt to society...

Send her and her celebutante pals to Iraq?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Wait! I just saw a photo of Jayden James (Brit's invisible baby, did I spell it right?) on People.com.

Posted by: POS | June 7, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Scooter Libby take note! While the US Bureau of Prisons doesn't share cuilinary staff with either the White House or the VP's Naval Observation Station residence, Libby should refuse to eat once sentenced, and perhaps he'll be released for "undisclosed medical reasons" and can serve the balance of his sentence at home, until the POTUS gets up the gumption to issue a pardon.

Posted by: Edward B Woody Ryder | June 7, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton paying her debt to society...

Send her and her celebutante pals to Iraq?

Posted by: | June 7, 2007 01:31 PM

They'd like the Iraqi jails. So hot!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

What a crock of sxxt. Medical reasons? Yeah right its called cocaine and alcohol withdrawals. Another fine example from California on how money buys you freedom, just ask O.J.

Posted by: unreal | June 7, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

so money really and truly does buy everything huh?
sure didn't take a non skilled, not really good for any position (legal of course) person long to reflect on her life.
it really is that insignificant.

Posted by: molly | June 7, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Lisa1, as a born-and-raised, lifelong Californian, I completely agree with you. After the 2000 presidential coup and the 2004 elections, I was all about seceding from the union and taking the other blue states with us!! On the condition, of course, that a red state took the Gropinator and his Hummers.

Posted by: Californian | June 7, 2007 1:39 PM | Report abuse

rumor is that the "medical condition" was a severe stress-induced genital herpes outbreak

Posted by: shza | June 7, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Thats the way it works. Now she's free to get drunk and drive over someone.

Posted by: Not Surprised | June 7, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2007/06/paris_hilton_rash_herpes.php

Posted by: MARK KLEIN, M.D. | June 7, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I bet she was having drug and alcohol withdrawal problems. With as much partying as she does, being sober for 4-5 days had to be extremely difficult. I agree with the other posters that the not eating thing was not new to her system - she clearly does not eat much as it is now. But, her medical condition probably has more to do with her long term drug and alcolhol problem than anything else.

Posted by: Lilly | June 7, 2007 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Good idea, Boycott Anything Hilton. We can say the problem is the justice system and how it's apllied to the rich verses the poor. But who created and operates this judicial system of ours? What do call 100 lawyers on a sinking boat?

Posted by: David Leigh | June 7, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Thats the way it works. Now she's free to transmit herpes to others.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Look at the bright side:

Her behavior sells magazines, and thats good for the ecomony;0)

Now that it is confirmed that the rules don't apply to the rich, she'll be back to her old tricks in no time.

She'll probably be dead from an overdose within the year, hopefully before she produces any offspring.

Posted by: snatchl | June 7, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

apparently money can buy you anything--except character.

Posted by: lmao | June 7, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

For poor little heiress, Ms. Hilton
Scales of justice seem to be tiltin'.
They swung to her side
For a short three day ride,
Did someone's cojones go wiltin?

Posted by: Ben Dover | June 7, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

For poor little heiress, Ms. Hilton
Scales of justice seem to be tiltin'.
They swung to her side
For a short three day ride,
Did someone's cojones go wiltin?

Posted by: Ben Dover | June 7, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

For poor little heiress, Ms. Hilton
Scales of justice seem to be tiltin'.
They swung to her side
For a short three day ride,
Did someone's cojones go wiltin?

Posted by: Ben Dover | June 7, 2007 1:53 PM | Report abuse

It was the hot dog.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

What's all this about non-violent crime? SHould only non-violent offenders be jailed? What about drug possession, drug distribution, check fraud, identity theft...and the list goes on? Are we to excuse all of these because they are non-violent offenses? Where is MADD? People who drink and drive sometimes KILL people.

Posted by: kbgilmore | June 7, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

no, correction:

money can buy anything--except character, talent, and a cure for herpes.

Posted by: lmao | June 7, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

So she basically got grounded for a DUI. How is house arrest a punishment when your home is a mansion and you don't have a job? She's grounded, not under house arrest.

Posted by: Jessica | June 7, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Her medical condition is known as bich ritchitis...probably withdrawal from the drugs and alcohol...

Posted by: Billary | June 7, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Nichole Richie due for jail soon...maybe she can borrow the Hiltons legal team and only do 3 days too

Posted by: what about | June 7, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Hilton makes jail-bird Martha Stewart look admirable, if only by comparison.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Justice for the rich is different. It cannot even be considered justice. My husband got a DUI 15 years ago and lost his liscense. We are still trying to get it back. Yet he works hard every day to support our family and no longer drinks. I bet if we were a celebrity, this would not be the case.

Posted by: Lena | June 7, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Is it true that she raised a ruckus because the jailer refused to submit her to a cavity search? LOL

Posted by: Lucretius | June 7, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

What's funny is, the best thing Bush could do for his PR right now is throw her back in the slammer. Or any politician for that manner. Anyone that has ability and the guts to toss her back in prison would win the presidential election hands down. They wouldn't even have to run, I'd write them in.

Posted by: anon | June 7, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Paris is better than the most of thre rest of us, I have no problem with her getting special treatment.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

I was watching my show then all of a sudden "Breaking News: Paris Hilton released from LA Prison". At first I was like I should had made a bet over this since it didn't surprise me. It just goes to show if you are a celebrity with a hotel name you can buy your way out of anything. In this case the little rich girl made a mockery of the US justice system. There are alot of upset people today and I am one of them. It makes no sense at all how she could get house arrest sue to a medical issue in 3 days when she checked into jail after coming from the MTV Movie Awards. It also shows how one person with a rich family status can get not only national headlines but international headlines in a manner of minutes. America needs to wake up and worry more about what is going on in the real life of regular people instead of rich spoiled girls who have mommy and daddy to spare links.

Posted by: TJ | June 7, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I don't know who needs a baseball bat to the side of their head more: Paris or the idiot judge who obviously is running for re-election next fall.

She's a completely self-absorbed, over-indulged, dim-bulb of a person who should get the book thrown at her for begin that stupid and irresponsible. The judge is equally, if not more irresponsible, for: a) falling for this lame-ass excuse, b) essentially supporting the behavior that landed Ms. Dim-bulb in jail to begin with by not enforcing the sentence as originally prescribed, and c) again proving that the concept of laws being applied equally to every citizen regardless of race, religion, income, or status is a complete joke.

If this complete waste of space, Paris, is so starved for attention in jail that she won't eat then the police need to collect Ms. Lo-brow, rather Lohan, and throw her in the cell with her so she can rehab under legal supervision before her arraignment on those charges.

Posted by: Mika England | June 7, 2007 2:11 PM | Report abuse

omg this is just ridiculous
i think she should have to finish her sentence end of story

Posted by: leanne | June 7, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

This is absolutely ridiculous...it seems some people see this as rather petty subject...but to b honest this is bigger than paris and her skinny a.ss..it all boils down to how poor the US "(in)justice" system is...I'm glad this happened..it just proves what many minorities and poor whites have been trying to point out all along...

Posted by: jumaycah | June 7, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Re: Fuzzy Math

Don't ask how I know this - but jail time works like this - She checked in on Sunday before midnight = 1 day - Sunday.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday total 3 days - checked out after midnight on Thursday = 1 more day - Totals 5 days

they've got to do it this way because in normal circumstances, it takes many hours to get you out of a county jail, and if they don't give a boatload of grace time, people start getting released after they should have, which they really don't want.

Posted by: John D in Houston | June 7, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the medical condition is broken teeth?

Posted by: Barba Azul | June 7, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse

The Sheriff had to let the distraught socialite out before she went crazy. Imagine getting early release because jail time was making her emotionally upset.
Is this a great country or what?

Posted by: Freebird | June 7, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Arnold had something to do with this...

Posted by: Some Guy | June 7, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I don't know who needs a baseball bat to the side of their head more: Paris or the idiot judge who obviously is running for re-election next fall.

I'd think this would demolish any chances of re-election.

Posted by: To Mika England | June 7, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

És português?

Posted by: To Barba Azul | June 7, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

This is not a black thing. It;s a slap in everones face that doen't have a name of fame. Someone said the " brothers " should riot. That was probably tA he reason for this. This would give the LA police the opportunity to get in a good beating excercise. But, If we all riot, the outcome will be different. This riot should be inclusive of he LA police. Wrong is wrong. The citizens of California should demand that her home arrest sentence be revoked.

Posted by: larry | June 7, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

she was "distraught and traumatized" over her jail sentence??

is there one person serving time in that jail who wasn't distraught by their sentence??!

if she didn't want to end up in jail, she should have done what the rest of us do--

OBEYED THE LAW!!!

this is disgusting

Posted by: ??? | June 7, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I knew that chick wasn't going to serve a week. Ugh!

Posted by: So Over Paris | June 7, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

A rash? Herpes? Call me crazy, but isn't this what a prison infirmary is for?

Posted by: DC Cubefarm | June 7, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I was moved to post not by the cooments themselves but by the vitriol which seemed to underlie them.

Posted by: Stick | June 7, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

This makes me sick. I'm currently on work release serving time for a speeding-related reckless driving case (on a motorcycle). Just another reason to leave the country..

oh and I've been there more than three days.

Posted by: Adam, Mankato, MN | June 7, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I feel a little sorry for Paris, who doesn't seem to have a clue about anything, and who (if she lives long enough to become old) will make Joan Rivers, in terms of gravitas, look like Margaret Thatcher.

Not sorry enough to think this release is ludicrous, mind you. Is there no doctor in the L.A. jail system? I have no doubt there are scores of inmates right now with with far worse physical and emotional problems.

Those protecting (and those coddling) her, of course, will answer only to the person writing the checks.

Posted by: Schadenfreude | June 7, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

So we all "just realized" the chick is hopped up on some junk. And that qualifies her for special treatment! Please! Let her detox out in jail.

What the heck are laws and sentences for if those in power can act so irresponsibly.

We all think Paris is a joke...but now our judicial systems is what is being laughed at. And then we are supposed to be a respected country! Can California just fall into the ocean already. They are ruining the rest of us.

Posted by: Fed Up | June 7, 2007 2:47 PM | Report abuse

We shouldn't waste our time on the life of Paris Hilton but INJUSTICE is an important issue.

I'm outraged. Someone should get fired. Where is the Governator? He needs to fire someone because we the people are outraged.

Anyone with common sense knows that "house arrest" IS A JOKE IF YOU LIVE IN A MANSION!!

Posted by: MowTin | June 7, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

It is written that he shall set free the privilged, and piss on thoes who don't have that which has been determined to be IT. If it were you, me or Joe Sixpack we would have been put under the jail with no questions asked. It is the miscarrage of justice for those who have connections which is makeing our Courts the Bu**SH*t system it is deteriorating onto. Mel Gibson, DWI, Resisting = ZERO Days In Jail. Linsey LowHand DWI, DUI, Leaving the scene of and accident = ZERO Days in Jail. The list is too long of the privliged getting off with even MURDER and spending ZERO DAYS IN JAIL. With that off my chest. THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE THE GOOD OLE USA! I don't plan on leaving any time soon, but I am planning on exercising my Second Amendment Rights as I exercise my First with this posting.

Posted by: 2ndComming | June 7, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

KRTH, a radio station in Los Angeles, was running a contest to guess how many hours Paris would spend in jail. Guess they figured there was a good chance that she would released early.

Posted by: LA | June 7, 2007 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Can California just fall into the ocean already. They are ruining the rest of us.

California was a great state till you damn easterners started invading it.

Posted by: To Fed Up | June 7, 2007 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Shame on California! The whole worthless State should break off along the fault line and slide into the sea taking every worthless human residing there with it.

Posted by: 49 States is enough | June 7, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

A farce of the Judicial system. Governor Schwarzenegger..... you should get involved and reverse this situation.

Posted by: Boris | June 7, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

This is more than simply another stupid celebrity story that the media wastes time on, which is what I initially thought it would be when the whole "Paris goes to jail" mess started. This is a genuine symptom of something that has gone wrong in this country. This is a real indication of how far we have fallen, and I hope to god that the people of LA and the rest of this country get up and let their politicians know we won't stand for separate laws for the rich.

Posted by: Ely | June 7, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

3 cheers for Martha Stewart and Yankee perseverance. No California-girl weenie whining there.

Posted by: 0301 | June 7, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Is it by consequence that Reverend Al Sharpton is speaking on this to be a African American issue now. Now I am black but I only see this to be a case where the American Justice system favors celebrities based on their status financially.This woman just caused a HUGE uproar.Which is why I hope the CA justice department reconsiders their policies on high profile people going to jail. Here is the article from People's Magazine:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20041406_20041668,00.html

Posted by: TJ | June 7, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Tookie should have used the "stomach ache" card. A good lesson - break the law several times, walk away. Everyone in the Los Angeles law enforcement community should hang their heads in shame. For years they have tried to deny that celebrities (to which she barely qualifies) get special treatment. I can't believe I would say this, but I agree with the thug Al Sharpton

Posted by: The Duke | June 7, 2007 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I hope the monitoring ankle bracelet has a jamming transmitter that renders all TV's, computers, cell phones, blackberries, etc. within 150 feet useless. Jail time in a mansion! Should anyone have expected otherwise?

Posted by: REP | June 7, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

She should be made to do her home arrest at my house.

Posted by: Phil Spector | June 7, 2007 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I read some of the blogs am pretty tired of the "rich white girl" statements....seems to me like "rich" should cover the problem....remember O.J.Simpson was not white and did kill (oh, excuse me the glove didn't fit!) You just need to be rich to get away with a DUI, DWI or murder or Johnny Cockroach as your attorney!

Posted by: GR 6.7.07 | June 7, 2007 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Please people, have some sympathy. She had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

She broke a nail.

Posted by: L.A. | June 7, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

This is further proof, if any were needed,that our country is fundamentally racist in its approach to criminal justice. If you're rich enough and white enough, you get out of jail early and can spend your time in the comfort of your estate. But if you're black or brown, forget it.

Posted by: angry mexican | June 7, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Is skank contagious? Maybe Brittney and Lindsay Lohan caught it from her.

Posted by: lol | June 7, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

This situation is weird and so annoying, but it's not uncommon to have someone on house arrest with a bracelet for a non-violent crime. The decision to let her out here was mde by the Sheriffs, apparently in direct contradiction to what the Judge wanted and ordered (he considered house arrest and rejected it, if I remember correctly). It seems like she's getting away with something, and she is, but it also seems there were practical considerations by the jail managers as well, plus the extra work involved with having such a high-profile prisoner, I can see why they wanted it to be over. What will infuriate me is if she's caught out driving or without the bracelet and nothing happens to her.

BUT if this means she never drinks and drives again, and other people see that you WILL actually go to jail for it (and for driving on suspended), maybe all this publicity can be a good thing. I'm trying to be optmistic at least.

Posted by: Sigh | June 7, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Medical Condition????? Probably got her period.......

Posted by: Shirley(80) | June 7, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

If it was a " mental condition" Why wasn't she put in the Mental ward of the prison?

Posted by: annoyed | June 7, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton has done more to undermine the American Legal System than any terrorist group or individual. I say she works for the Taliban.

Posted by: BK | June 7, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Once again, the inherent disparity of the judicial/penal system has been put on display before the American people. One for the rich and the other for those who do not qualify for the former. Obviously, prisoners become ill in jail but are they pampered and sent home? No, absolutely not. Whether Paris Hilton was ill is irrelevant. She should not have been released under this so-called "house arrest." It is rather disheartening to be reminded time and time again that the "rules" by which we live are not applied equally.

Posted by: myopinion1 | June 7, 2007 3:42 PM | Report abuse

How very pathetic. Why not give her an award for conning the authorities into releasing her? The moral to the story is do not do the crime unless you are rich and connected.
Then, you can do the crime but not do the time!

Posted by: Bismarck6 | June 7, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe I live in such a racist country! Why doesn't the law apply to EVERYONE here in the U.S.? (Well, since this country was built on racism, I guess this sort of stuff should be expected.) Unfortunate. Shame on the American Justice system. Shame.

Posted by: DC | June 7, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

This is HILARIOUS. This just proves how STUPID and SHALLOW America really is. I mean, if you hit someone with a baseball bat they'd let you rot in jail. But if Ms. Paris Hilton kills someone, oh dear god, she's getting out the next day. Ridiculous.

Posted by: .. | June 7, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

ABSOUTLY THE BIGGEST JOKE ON US ALL

Posted by: DIANE | June 7, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

AWWWWW The poor little baby couldnt handle being in jail!!! I guess that its going to take her killing someone from drinking and driving before they actually give her a "real" jail sentence.

Posted by: Mandy | June 7, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

What a joke ????????????

Posted by: pm | June 7, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I also think there may be another riot in L.A. soon to happen. I'm sure once this really sinks in, people are going to show their anger in a violent way. But please people, let the rich, white people do the rioting. If people of color--from the poor to middle-class do any of the rioting, you'll have to serve jail time.

Posted by: Me | June 7, 2007 3:50 PM | Report abuse

There are a few things wrong on this, I'm a lawyer and it kills me when people misstate law.

1. She DID lose her license, like that lady's husband above. That's why she was back in jail, she violated a condition of her plea agreement for her DUI.

2. The Judge didn't have any say in this decision, so it doesn't appear he or any of the lawyers were "bought." I assure you, that rarely happens.

3. This statement - "Get rid of the lawyers, get rid of the problem." This person was referring to rich people running the justice system. Sure, rich people can definitely buy bigger, badder attorneys with more resources, but your average public defender, appointed attorney and small-office private criminal defense attorney do care about doing a good job. People don't take those jobs for the glory, or because they can't get better jobs, they actually care about the job (for the most part, some are morons of course). Also, if you ever sit in court and try to watch pro se people argue a point of law or get something into evidence, it's painfully embarrassing. Even smart people can't work around the Code and Rules of Evidence and all that. It's hard! Lawyers help people, but since there's ALWAYS a lawyer helping your opposition, people think there's something wrong or corrupt. But here's an idea: maybe you're wrong. Maybe you lost your case because you were supposed to.

Ok, sorry, non-Paris rant, I know, but misconceptions about the legal system bother me.

Posted by: sigh | June 7, 2007 3:53 PM | Report abuse

She should never have done time in the first place. I say good luck to her.

Posted by: TL | June 7, 2007 3:56 PM | Report abuse

TL, you're an idiot

Posted by: Me | June 7, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I think this goes WAAAYYYYY beyond fuzzy math. This smacks of favoritism for the privileged. How many people are in jail and have health issues? Poor little Paris pouting until she gets what she wants. And how can anyone in law enforcement and the California Judicial system show their face today after this decision? So, don't even bother to convict or send Lindsey Lohan or Paris' bud Nicole Richie to jail, the know the secret know, "I won't eat it and you can't make me! First she only gets 45 days for violating her three year probation, which gets knocked down to 23 days (for good behavior) even before she turns herself in...WOW! So she serves three whole days and now she gets home detention, I'm surprised prisoners all over California are burning their mattresses by now because this just demonstrated what everybody already knew, money walks...and poor folks get stuck in jail. What a travesty California.

Posted by: Donald in DC | June 7, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I googled "boycott hilton" and got this as the top result:

Hilton to screw hundreds at Friday Night bash in DC!

http://warrenreports.tpmcafe.com/node/29085

Not what I had expected.

Posted by: google comedy | June 7, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Me, you have a personality problem.

Posted by: TL | June 7, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I am so happy Paris is out of jail!

It was wrong to send her there in the first place!!!

Good luck Paris!!! We Love You!

Posted by: YEA | June 7, 2007 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I am so happy Paris is out of jail!

It was wrong to send her there in the first place!!!

Good luck Paris!!! We Love You!

Posted by: YEA | June 7, 2007 4:04 PM | Report abuse

TL, you're still an idiot.

Posted by: Me | June 7, 2007 4:04 PM | Report abuse

What's Dommenick Dunne have to say...has justice been served?

Posted by: Anniem | June 7, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

What's Dommenick Dunne have to say...has justice been served?

Posted by: Anniem | June 7, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Who's this TL jerk? Paris' lawyer? TL is an idiot.

Posted by: JP | June 7, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one reminded of Arrested Development in this whole situation? Ankle monitors? House arrest? Anyone?

Posted by: k | June 7, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I guess she didn't need much time to reflect on her life...of parties, drugs and alcohol...oh and sex. So California, what happens when she kills or hurt someone really bad, what's the going rate for "spoiled rich white girls " mmmmm... a week maybe?

Posted by: Wrap2tyt | June 7, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps it is the jails and prisons that need to be overhauled. Would anyone, regardless of their social stature, want to spend even three days in the deplorable conditions of most of these institutions? For the amount of taxpayer money it takes to house inmates, one would think conditions might be slightly better. How about punishments fitting the crime? Drinking and driving is a serious offense which can lead to the deaths of innocent lives. Why not sentence these people to mandatory AA meetings and spending some time at the city morgue? How about a few days with representatives of MADD? What good is jail going to do them? Does remaining in a tiny cell, being served bad food, sleeping on a hard concrete slab without even a pillow, dealing with the cacaphony of noise created by those who have already had mental breakdowns, become a solution for the betterment of society? Jails are overcrowded because anyone who does anything wrong is placed there. This is not justice, this is absurity. The entire judical system in this country needs to be updated and changed. Punishments need to fit the crime.

Posted by: Jax | June 7, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps it is the jails and prisons that need to be overhauled. Would anyone, regardless of their social stature, want to spend even three days in the deplorable conditions of most of these institutions? For the amount of taxpayer money it takes to house inmates, one would think conditions might be slightly better. How about punishments fitting the crime? Drinking and driving is a serious offense which can lead to the deaths of innocent lives. Why not sentence these people to mandatory AA meetings and spending some time at the city morgue? How about a few days with representatives of MADD? What good is jail going to do them? Does remaining in a tiny cell, being served bad food, sleeping on a hard concrete slab without even a pillow, dealing with the cacaphony of noise created by those who have already had mental breakdowns, become a solution for the betterment of society? Jails are overcrowded because anyone who does anything wrong is placed there. This is not justice, this is absurity. The entire judical system in this country needs to be updated and changed. Punishments need to fit the crime.

Posted by: Jax | June 7, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Angry Mexican have you ever heard of OJ Simpson?

Posted by: justme | June 7, 2007 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton, a Marie Antoinette for the 21st century. Qu'ils mangent de la brioche!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I knew all along that she would get preferential treatment including possible early release. It's just another example of how the rich and pampered famous are above the law. A non-famous person would never get this same treatment. LA may very well burn again. Shame on you LA.

Posted by: Cooper | June 7, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

What's up with the ad hominem attacks? Lord. Can we please talk about what's important here, whether there will be rioting in the streets until Paris is publicly beheaded, or what?

Posted by: Sigh | June 7, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Friggin rich white girls man! I wish I was a rich white girl. Alas, I'm merely a brown boy. I do like dating rich white girls though. When I drive drunk, and the cops pull me over, I just have her talk to them and they let me go! She's great to have around when those "legal issues" arise... I shoud get another one.

Posted by: Me | June 7, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Paris will self-destruct. She's already well on her way.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

You've gotta laugh. She's not allowed out to go to parties? What are the odds that she has a party every single night, right there in whatever diamond-encrusted mansion she happens to live in.

Posted by: Greg | June 7, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone notice that Paris actually looks like a "porn star" in her mug shot? At least that gave me a laugh--unlike her getting out early to spend time in her (unjail-like) mansion.

Posted by: DML | June 7, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

The best thing for the masses to do is to completely stop having any interest in anything having to do with this "heiress." Let's make her name, likeness, and essence socially verboten and maybe she will simply fade away...much like Winona Ryder. Let's never mention her name again. If we must, we will refer to her as She Who Must Not Be Named or You Know Who.

Also, henceforth the capital of France will be renamed Ville de Fèces.

Posted by: Angry White Man | June 7, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Pissed doesn't begin to describe how I feel about this. It is a sad sad day for our justice system. I expect every prisoner today who has a similar sentence has talked to their lawyer about getting a similar deal. They should get it too. Ankle bracelets all around!
What total BS!

Posted by: MidGeorgiaGuy | June 7, 2007 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Life Isn't Fair. And 23 Days Ain't Doable.

Posted by: JailBait | June 7, 2007 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding me!!! What a mockery of the pathetic United States Judicial System!!! For every day Paris should have spent in jail she should be on 20 days of House Arrest. 20 days of jail time times 20 days of House Arrest equals 400 days. 45 days times 20 days equals 900 days which it should have been anyway!!! 40 days of house arrest. What an absolute joke!!!

Posted by: Disgusted by US Judicial System!!! | June 7, 2007 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey, where are you going to go get one of those rich white girls, dude? I want one too! She can help me get out of a whole lot of trouble. sweet!

Posted by: Another Brown Boy | June 7, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

This is an outrage! Who does Paris Hilton think she is....an illegal immigrant? I can only imagine how that special class of people can feel about this. The poor things probably felt that they were the only ones who were above the law.

Posted by: David R. Bullivant, Sacramento, California | June 7, 2007 4:31 PM | Report abuse

According to sources inside the prison, the staph got her! Poor Paris!

Posted by: Drudge | June 7, 2007 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Give her a brake....how many of you complainers would say, "No thank you, I will stay the 45 days, please?" You idiots, take the option and make the best of it!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Give her a brake....how many of you complainers would say, "No thank you, I will stay the 45 days, please?" You idiots, take the option and make the best of it!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 4:32 PM | Report abuse

There are some people, actors, directors etc. who are in hollywood because they really care about the industry; and then you have this spoil brat, who is allowed to run around and do whatever she wants. She is staining hollywood, and, she's getting away with it. It's a digrace that she is committing offences, and basically just laughing it off, what does that say to other young people, or anybody for that matter; the hollywood rich are special, anybody else-deal with it. This is a reflection on their justice system, I wonder who got paid for that stunt!

Posted by: Disgusted | June 7, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

sigh -

You may be a lawyer, and may actually have ethics, but if you think that judges who are elected into office do not succumb to the various pressures of the constituencies that elect them into office then you are unfortunately, albeit blissfully, unaware of reality.

And if the sheriff's department released her, the judge could just as easily overrule their 'judgment' call for her to be returned to the jail to complete her sentence. Last I understood, the police cannot disobey a judge's ruling or directive. The fact that this judge has not done so clearly indicates that at a minimum he is more interested in a political 'out' than enforcing his own edict.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Why wasn't she just transferred to a prison hospital?

Posted by: Great Stone Face | June 7, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I was looking for confirmation that the rules woudln't apply to me. Whoo Hoo!

Hey, Brown Boy, need a date?

Posted by: Rich White Girl | June 7, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

There is no better way to bring justice into ill repute than to release Ms.Hilton early and into mansion arrest. What were the authorities thinking? The basic unfairness of this mistake will not soon be forgotten by the masses.

Posted by: lemoip | June 7, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Great Stone Face, she wasn't transferred to a prison hospital because it was still INSIDE the prison walls. Jeesh.

Posted by: DC | June 7, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

beepity beepity beep

News Flash:

All prisoners at Guantanamo released after hunger strike - sent to Paris's place with ankle bracelets and hair gel.

Posted by: what else is new | June 7, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

If that is the standard, that someone should be released because the prison is overcrowded, then....

HOW about sparing some prisoners the LIFE because the exucutioner is tired, or the chair is overused, or that lethal drug works too slowly or agonzingly? That would be fair and compassionate!

If you are rich, connected and have a $500/hr lawyer....you can get away with anything. Wouldn't be surprised is Phil Spector gets way...he should be in prison to begin with. Ridiculous!

Posted by: Capital Punishment | June 7, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Well, VA judges aren't popularly elected, but appointed by the legislature, which is a start. I can't vouch for Cali. I was just saying, a lot of the knee jerk reactions are incorrect (the lawyers and judges here MUST have been corrupt, no one else would EVER get this treatment) and then hurt the credibility of the speaker. The truth is, it could be that no one's corrupt, and every DUI probation violator is getting out with fractions of their sentences served. We just don't know. I'm just as ready to get outraged as anyone, but let's have real reasons first. The whole thing's been ridiculous.

Posted by: Sigh | June 7, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I mean, this is where she should have served her sentence as a result of her "unspecified medicak condition": California State Medical Corrections Facility (CMF), Vacaville, CA. According to Wikipedia, CMF houses 3,278 inmates. Surely there was room for one more -- for just 23 days.

Posted by: Great Stone Face | June 7, 2007 4:44 PM | Report abuse

It seems spoiled rotten little rich kids always have Mommy and Daddy to bail them out of a situation such as this. She is urinating in the face of our justice system, which is corrupt as all hell.

Posted by: tony | June 7, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

The Website Paris Hilton Should Have Seen Before Jail

Now that the Drudge Report is alerting the world with the headline, "STAPH INFECTIONS RAMPANT AT JAIL WHERE PARIS IS SERVING TIME," now we know the website Paris Hilton should have visited as well as what Paris should use while serving her sentence.

http://onthehillblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/website-paris-hilton-should-have-seen.html

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

If you get sick in jail you go to the jail's infirmary, or if you're really sick you get escorted to the hospital by a deputy sheriff (or several). You don't get to go hang out poolside at your mansion!!! What a crock!

Posted by: Frog7694 | June 7, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

we who serve our country are placing our lives in jeopardy to protect this?

o tempora. o mores.

Posted by: mtc | June 7, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

People should have a HUGE protest about this bullsh*t! Only goes to show that the rich are ABOVE the law. Would NEVER happen to anyone else with average or little income. What a sick whining little skank. I cannot believe that people do not protest this complete horse CRAP!

Posted by: Janie | June 7, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

You just got to know how much trouble the United States of Arrogance is wallowing in when a useless twit gets this much attention. I am astounded at how low the lowest common denominator has fallen.

Posted by: Ken | June 7, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

There were two possible reasons for this:

1. The unspecified "medical" condition was the other prisoners were afraid of getting STDs from her; or

2. She found out California has Son of Sam Laws, so she could not publish a book based on the experience anyway therefore she had to get out immediately since there was nothing in it for her.

Posted by: ep | June 7, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Po' lil' thang. I suppose that being deprived of every luxury known to mankind and womankind for a period of time in excess of 72 hours constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in Paris Hilton's life. What a pathetic excuse for a human being. Actions without consequences just got elevated to a whole new level.

Posted by: Paul | June 7, 2007 5:25 PM | Report abuse

The Apocalypse is nigh: NPR just aired a Paris Hilton jail-release story on "All Things Considered" -- and not just a tell piece, but one with an actual LA reporter.

Posted by: catlady | June 7, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

What really annoys me about this and other celebrity misconducts which go, essentially, unpunished is that these individuals should be held to a higher standard of behavior than us mere 'normal' citizens. The reason why I make that assertion is that these people are in the public eye, whereas we are not, and thus their behavior is highly visible. What kind of message do you think it sends to those who worship celebrity, such as impressionable and misguided adolescents, when these public figures are basically pardoned for their crimes?

If I had done the same thing as Ms. Dim-bulb, I'd be in jail right now for at least three to six months, my wife and three kids would have to make ends meet on a single salary, and I would probably lose my job. And even if I received the same level of preferential treatment as our dear Ms. Dumb-butt, it would never even amount to a blip on the local, much less national, radar.

The real injustice, aside from the obvious ones already identified on this blog, is that busy parents such as my wife and I have to now sit and attempt to explain to our kids why this is not the way the law really works for us 'lower-class' citizens, and that in no way should they ever aspire to follow in Ms. Dim-wit's footsteps since they will never receive the same treatment...

Posted by: Mika England | June 7, 2007 6:19 PM | Report abuse

This is disgusting. There are (admitedly more hardened) criminals in prison/jail with maladies such as heart disease, cancer, various psychoses, diabetes, liver disease, and on, and on, whom no one would ever even think about sending home (in some cases) to die - why does this disgusting elitist deserve such favored treatment? Could it be her daddy can buy better government officials?

Posted by: tmurt | June 7, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

The following is a letter I am sending to some of my local and state politicians and newspapers:
Dear _____________;

I for one, and I suspect I am not alone, am completely fed up with the corruption we see or hear or read about almost daily perpetrated by our own elected officials and others in positions which by nature hold the public trust. The latest, State Senator DeLuca, our State (Connecticut) Senate Minority Leader, has just cemented a deal with prosecutors whereby he will serve no incarceration by pleading guilty (thereby saving the cost of a trial). At the same time, former Mayor Santopietro of Waterbury (CT) has convinced a jurist that he should be at home with his wife and not be sent to prison. And I'm not only referring to our State - the Nation has the same problems - for example William Jefferson of Louisiana just indicted on multiple felonies with a potential prison sentence in excess of 200 years! And now President Bush seems to be entertaining the notion of pardoning a convicted perjurer, obstructer of justice and former White House insider under pressure from his own party. Just what is going on among politicians in this country? Have they totally lost sight of the difference between right and wrong?

And it's not only the politicians: we have all heard stories about dirty cops selling drugs or stealing or worse, teachers having sex with juvenile students, arson-happy fire fighters, attorneys misappropriating clients' funds, and on, and on.

I have a suggestion which I know will fall on deaf ears and has about as much chance of even being introduced in either the Legislature or the Senate as I do of becoming President, because its passage would require a majority of pure-of-heart politicians whose own intentions would have to be innocent and whose friends and colleagues would have to be innocent.

Nevertheless I am going to outline it here - it is offered as a package:

1) Any person who enjoys the public trust (elected town, state or federal officials, judges, teachers, police officers, fire fighters, doctors, lawyers, town, State and Federal employees, probate judges, etc.) who is found guilty of any crime (misdemeanor or felony), shall automatically be sentenced to twice the statutory maximum for that crime.
2) The case shall be heard by a panel of three senior judges who shall have no leeway in sentencing.
3) The trial shall be by a jury and the jury shall be drawn from ordinary citizens and may not include any of those individuals itemized in paragraph 1 above.
4) Any indicted elected official shall not be permitted physical access to his/her official office and shall not participate in the exercise of his/her official duties effective upon indictment. The indicted individual shall be barred from contact with his/her official colleagues and their staff personnel and shall not be permitted to discuss official matters with any of them, including his/her own staff.
5) The indicted individual shall not be permitted the use of his/her official title, shall not draw any compensation or derive any normal benefits of office while under indictment or after having been tried and found guilty. Any unused paid time off (vacation, sick time, etc.) shall not be available to him/her.
6) Upon a Not Guilty verdict all benefits and accesses previously denied shall be restored retroactively and accrued unpaid compensation shall be paid.
7) Upon a Guilty verdict, the criminal shall be required to pay all court costs as well as the costs incurred during the criminal investigation regardless of the agency (local, State, Federal) conducting the investigation. The sentence shall commence upon announcement of the verdict. Appeals shall be conducted while the criminal is incarcerated.
8) The possibility of parole shall not be available for convictions under these rules nor shall pardons by the Governor of a state or by the President of the United States.
9) Plea-bargaining shall not be permitted.
10) Upon a guilty verdict, the criminal's official office shall become vacant and no resignation shall be required - such vacancy shall exist automatically upon announcement of the verdict.
11) Any person convicted of a crime under these rules shall be barred from public office (elected or appointed) and from any form of public service for the remainder of his/her life.

Naïve? Sure, but I don't think the rationale needs to be sophisticated to see the need for such action. Our politicians talk about ethics and they have meetings in various committees about ethics and they try their darnedest to convince all of us that they mean business, but at the end of the day, nothing substantial and meaningful seems ever to happen. All we get is the sound, no picture.

Personally I would like to see even harsher penalties than those I've outlined here, but what's the sense in making it personal? I believe everything I've suggested is legal and within the framework of the Constitution and could become reality if we had enough honest and earnest politicians to make it law.

But, alas, I fear we most likely do not.

Posted by: tmurt | June 7, 2007 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Here is a more uplifting theory about Paris' release--the "unspecified medical condition" was the big O itself--some guy in the jailhouse got lucky and Paris got released. Haven't you heard the phrase, "Is Paris burning?"

Posted by: J Molay | June 7, 2007 6:41 PM | Report abuse

This just shows the corruption of the "police of the world"..USA...
Hey lets lock up poor innocent migrant worker who try and make a living for a meal a day ..while the rich white trash can buy their way out of Jail...
This is so disgusting that the governor sh intervene...
America please stop telling every one wround the world how to live our lives..get your back yard in order first..

Posted by: aussiereader | June 7, 2007 6:49 PM | Report abuse

The Big O? Explain.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse

J Molay - If some guy in prison 'got lucky' with Paris, I doubt serious that Paris would be burning, given how she gets around it likely would be the guy's thing burning before the end of the week.

Understand that Paris is so stupid that every time she sees a 'yield' sign on the street, she stops, gets out of her car, lays down on the pavement and spreads her legs...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 7:07 PM | Report abuse

When I get to LA I expect to relieve myself in the streets and get an award for fertilizing the flora.

What a sick excuse for justice! What do the simple folk do? They do their time, that's what they do.

Paris Hilton has crapped all over the police and the courts in LA County, and she did it all with that "Screw you regular people" smile on her mug. All that's left is for her mom to get the judge's autograph.

Excuse me while I go to spray my lunch.

Posted by: Steelchaser | June 7, 2007 7:11 PM | Report abuse

It is my understanding that the judge did object to the early release but that the sheriff's department went ahead and did it anyway. I really hope the judge holds the sheriff in contempt for violating his express order -- then orders enforcement of his original order.

Posted by: ep | June 7, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

The law might not be corruptable, but medics are very willing to stretch the truth when it get's linked to donations and support to medical centres. In the end 'they did not harm the patient'.
The other side that house arrest is a valid 'punishment'. And it might be punishment for a person in a trailer, but when you live in a house the size of a mall it becomes something less punitive.

Posted by: lawrence van rijn | June 7, 2007 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Why are all of you surprised? The rules are different on the left coast, right OJ?

Posted by: Burke | June 7, 2007 8:45 PM | Report abuse

TO ALL,
DON'T BLAME PARIS, SHE IS 26 YEARS AND A YOUNGIN AND FOR THOSE OF YOU UNDER 30 I CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR COMMENTS BUT THOSE OVER 35 YEARS OF AGE SHOULD KNOW THIS IS NOT REALLY HER FAULT. THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE EQUAL TO ALL, BASED ON THE TYPE OF THINGS YOU DO, WE SHOULD HAVE THE SAME TIME FOR ALL AND JUSTICE FOR ALL ACROSS THE BOARD. FOR 100'S OF YEARS PEOPLE KNOW ITS "MONEY", "LOOKS" AND "WHO YOU KNOW THAT GETS YOU WHAT YOU WANT IN THIS WORLD". SO, THIS IS NOT REALLY BASE ON JUST HER RICHNESS OR THE COLOR OF HER HAIR OR SKIN...ITS ABOUT HAVING "PULL" IN THIS SOCIETY AND SOME KEY PLAYERS IN YOUR LIFE.
LIKE MY GREAT UNCLE USE TO SAY, "YOU CAN KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE RIGHT PEOPLE!!!

Posted by: TheRealTruth | June 7, 2007 9:03 PM | Report abuse

TO ALL,
DON'T BLAME PARIS, SHE IS 26 YEARS AND A YOUNGIN AND FOR THOSE OF YOU UNDER 30 I CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR COMMENTS BUT THOSE OVER 35 YEARS OF AGE SHOULD KNOW THIS IS NOT REALLY HER FAULT. THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE EQUAL TO ALL, BASED ON THE TYPE OF THINGS YOU DO, WE SHOULD HAVE THE SAME TIME FOR ALL AND JUSTICE FOR ALL ACROSS THE BOARD. FOR 100'S OF YEARS PEOPLE KNOW ITS "MONEY", "LOOKS" AND "WHO YOU KNOW THAT GETS YOU WHAT YOU WANT IN THIS WORLD". SO, THIS IS NOT REALLY BASE ON JUST HER RICHNESS OR THE COLOR OF HER HAIR OR SKIN...ITS ABOUT HAVING "PULL" IN THIS SOCIETY AND SOME KEY PLAYERS IN YOUR LIFE.
LIKE MY GREAT UNCLE USE TO SAY, "YOU CAN KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE RIGHT PEOPLE!!!

Posted by: TheRealTruth | June 7, 2007 9:03 PM | Report abuse

"Wow if I ad only known.......all i had to do was WIIIIINNNNNNNEEEEEEEE about the food or the cold bed or the noise or company or how hard this is for me..etc etc I would have been out in no time!"

Thanks alot..

Tommy Chong ( And every other poor underpriveleged black latino kid who doesn't have the cash to make a difference)

What a disgrace what a complete farce. Screw you Bacca. You should let every kid out who has been sentenced for non violent crimes and is being held in the LA Prison system. Disgraceful!!!

Posted by: Stephen | June 7, 2007 9:40 PM | Report abuse

You know what is really scarry about this is I remember in the lead up to the Rodney King riots that there were several high profile events in the city of Los Angeles. One was of a teenage girl being shot dead by a Korean store owner who shot the girl dead over a pint of milk or orange juisce or somthing like that. The Woman was found guilty of second degree murder and was given PROBATION... When the Rodney King Verdict came around and because it had such a high profile and had the video tape and the officer who did the beating on him were found not guilty well it was like the tinder box had been set and the Not Guilty verdict was the match and Kabooooooooooom the riots were underway and rightly so I Think.

Posted by: stephen | June 7, 2007 9:48 PM | Report abuse

To the "realtruth" are you an id*ot? uh yeah you are! She was driving drunk putting lives in danger oh wait shes only 26 thats right to young to know better...are you for real? shes been caught drunk driving numerous times what do you want to wait until she kills someone? maybe one of your loved ones?and as far as this racist cra*p it's not color it's money OJ is not white as far as I knew and he is free isnt he? I hate the racist card played all the time white , black, it's money id*ots...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2007 11:24 PM | Report abuse

To the "realtruth" are you an id*ot? uh yeah you are! She was driving drunk putting lives in danger oh wait shes only 26 thats right to young to know better...are you for real? shes been caught drunk driving numerous times what do you want to wait until she kills someone? maybe one of your loved ones?and as far as this racist cra*p it's not color it's money OJ is not white as far as I knew and he is a murderer and free isnt he? I hate the racist card played all the time white , black, it's money id*ots...

Posted by: robert | June 7, 2007 11:25 PM | Report abuse

THERE IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM!!!
WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN???

Posted by: CIERRA | June 7, 2007 11:39 PM | Report abuse

I find it humorous that her race is being talked about. There are several replies about her being a "rich, white celebrity."

Lest we forget, there is a rich, black celebrity who walks free among us, even after slaughtering two people in cold blood.

Does Paris Hilton need to stay in jail? No. Now, the whole world sees her for what she is--a spoiled little rich girl who uses her parents' money and name to get whatever she wants. What's the difference whether she is white or not? Behavior, not skin color, is the issue here.

Posted by: TV Bath | June 8, 2007 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Show cause rule issued by the prosecutors against the Sheriff's Dept for letting her out in violation of the Judge's order. I knew I wasn't crazy remembering that. Looks like not everyone's corrupt!

Posted by: sigh | June 8, 2007 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Hang her by her hair extensions until her lenses pop out !!!! How she holds her head up in public (without the benefit of a spine) is beyond me.....a disgusting and shameful outcome !

Posted by: Ness | June 8, 2007 5:05 AM | Report abuse

I'd love to just slap that vapid waste of human flesh until that smug little smirk she carries on that face of hers flies off into the gutter.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 8, 2007 5:56 AM | Report abuse

How sad that an egotistical -- rich -- white woman -- with no brains -- just money and there is no corralation between the two of them could simply not do what the court requested.

Maybe there is something to the rich man poor man theroy Maybe justice isn't blind.

Posted by: Diane Chrisco | June 8, 2007 6:31 AM | Report abuse

How sad that an egotistical -- rich -- white woman -- with no brains -- just money and there is no corralation between the two of them could simply not do what the court requested.

Maybe there is something to the rich man poor man theroy Maybe justice isn't blind.

Posted by: Diane Chrisco | June 8, 2007 6:31 AM | Report abuse

How sad that an egotistical -- rich -- white woman -- with no brains -- just money and there is no corralation between the two of them could simply not do what the court requested.

Maybe there is something to the rich man poor man theroy Maybe justice isn't blind.

Posted by: Diane Chrisco | June 8, 2007 6:31 AM | Report abuse

As a recovering alcoholic and a convicted drunk driver (sentence suspended jail time, but required mandatory community service, AA meetings, alcohol counseling and a slew of other things including fines), I'm shocked and angry that Paris has been let out. There are plenty of first time drunk driving offenders out there that drive on a suspended license, get caught, and end up serving 90 days to 2 years in prison for it. Now, if you have enough money, you can get away with serving 3 days, which the sheriff will call 5, and you're sent home? That doesn't make sense!!!
But I guess all this complaining doesn't matter. It is going to be a challenge to throw Paris back in jail once she's been released.

Posted by: Todd | June 8, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Rich, white women... mmm delicious!

Posted by: Me | June 8, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

The laws in this nation are only written to keep control of the lower class(people without money). The loop holes are put into laws to get the high class(people with money) cleared of crime punishment or at least extreamly reduced sentense. Some examples are "I never had sex with that woman" Clinton, "If the glove don't fit, you must aquit" Concran in O.J. Simpson trial, "He was resisting arrest" police on rodney king beating ect.

Posted by: realistic | June 8, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

The laws in this nation are only written to keep control of the lower class(people without money). The loop holes are put into laws to get the high class(people with money) cleared of crime punishment or at least extreamly reduced sentense. Some examples are "I never had sex with that woman" Clinton, "If the glove don't fit, you must aquit" Concran in O.J. Simpson trial, "He was resisting arrest" police on rodney king beating ect.

Posted by: realistic | June 8, 2007 1:22 PM | Report abuse

The laws in this nation are only written to keep control of the lower class(people without money). The loop holes are put into laws to get the high class(people with money) cleared of crime punishment or at least extreamly reduced sentense. Some examples are "I never had sex with that woman" Clinton, "If the glove don't fit, you must aquit" Concran in O.J. Simpson trial, "He was resisting arrest" police on Rodney King beating ect.

Posted by: realistic | June 8, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

poor paris you have to understand she has a serious med. condition. it is called WAAA.. WAAAA. IT worked for the stupid cops. what a joke. she isn't too sick to party. but jail thats different. OUR poor forefathers. this country is on the way down. no we are not better off today than yesterday.& yes we are not the world policeman. poor judge. he tried. she won't serve 45 days. no justice around here.

Posted by: roger3 | June 8, 2007 2:00 PM | Report abuse

poor paris you have to understand she has a serious med. condition. it is called WAAA.. WAAAA. IT worked for the stupid cops. what a joke. she isn't too sick to party. but jail thats different. OUR poor forefathers. this country is on the way down. no we are not better off today than yesterday.& yes we are not the world policeman. poor judge. he tried. she won't serve 45 days. no justice around here.

Posted by: roger3 | June 8, 2007 2:00 PM | Report abuse

poor paris you have to understand she has a serious med. condition. it is called WAAA.. WAAAA. IT worked for the stupid cops. what a joke. she isn't too sick to party. but jail thats different. OUR poor forefathers. this country is on the way down. no we are not better off today than yesterday.& yes we are not the world policeman. poor judge. he tried. she won't serve 45 days. no justice around here.

Posted by: roger3 | June 8, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

poor paris you have to understand she has a serious med. condition. it is called WAAA.. WAAAA. IT worked for the stupid cops. what a joke. she isn't too sick to party. but jail thats different. OUR poor forefathers. this country is on the way down. no we are not better off today than yesterday.& yes we are not the world policeman. poor judge. he tried. she won't serve 45 days. no justice around here.

Posted by: roger3 | June 8, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

TIME WILL TELL.

Posted by: ap | June 8, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

In all the reporting about Hilton, it would be nice if a newspaper could give us the facts on what the penalties are for the crime she pleaded no contest to, which was reckless driving, and on her other crimes, the probation violations. We have no factual context to know whether she is being treated better, the same, or worse than average. We also need facts on early release from jail. Could we get just a few facts amid all the opining?

Posted by: Eric | June 8, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Well, I for one am shocked that she was sent back to jail, since it seems she's been able to buy her way out of everything so far.
She practically defecated in the face of the justice system.
Drunk drivers can kill, and she needs to learn a tough lesson. It's for her own good.

Posted by: tony | June 8, 2007 7:30 PM | Report abuse

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