Joined: May 13, 2005 Posts: 37 Location: Graceland
Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:39 pm Post subject:
By the time June 5th arrives what are the chances that because she has been such a good little girl the twenty three days in jail becomes 23hrs of "house arrest" with only a few of her close friends allowed to visit?
Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Posts: 1003 Location: EGSY (Sheffield) Once a city with an airport :-(
Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:53 am Post subject:
Quote: "Hilton will stay in a block that contains 12 cells, each holding two people.
It is reserved for celebrities, public officials, police officers and other high-profile inmates.
So what is justice if there are special privileges for 'celebrities' - she is a DRUNK DRIVER and went out again after being convicted. Would the facilities offered be any different if she'd killed a pedestrian? I bet money would have been poured on the family to clear her as being 'a good citizen' then eh?
These people are just the same as you and me except (!) they have money. Wherever you go in the world, money buys you favours even as a criminal.
In the UK we have a running sore called P Docherty who is always either in rehab or injecting his hangers on with heroine and photographed doing it yet all he ever gets is a ticking off and a small fine and more press coverage. Is it not time that there was a moratorium on reporting all this paper filling rubbish? They thrive on the oxygen that press inches give them and then go out and do it all the more. Lock 'em up with the rest of the baddies and let the justice take its course with NO drugs inside. We all get along fine without drugs and on realistic salaries - let them do the same.
Joined: May 13, 2005 Posts: 37 Location: Graceland
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:13 pm Post subject:
I was close she gets house arrest after three days in the slammer
After a grimy three days that will go down as "not hot" in Paris Hilton's legacy, the 26-year-old heiress and publicity princess is out of jail and under house arrest, sporting a fashionable ankle bracelet.
She was released Thursday, June 7, shortly after midnight. Her 45 day sentence for breaking probation on a DUI charge was originally going to be sliced to 23 days pending cooperative behaviour. She will now serve 40 days because the hour or two she served before midnight on Sunday and after midnight on Thursday are being counted as full days.
"After extensive consultation with medical personnel, including doctors here at CRDF [Century Regional Detention Facility], it was determined that Paris Hilton would be reassigned to our community based alternatives to custody electronic monitoring program," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesguy Steve Whitmore said Thursday morning. This decision comes after Paris took a 90-minute meeting with her psychiatrist on Tuesday, June 5.
Reports had claimed Paris was having a rough go of it in jail. Stuck in solitary confinement for her own benefit, she's been crying herself to sleep, listening to the round-the-clock hoopla of the other inmates. Paris's aunt, Kyle Richards, sister of Kathy Hilton, said the family had planned to send her a luxury sleepmask and earplugs but were unsure if the jail would allow such luxuries.
The early escape comes with a precedent. Lost star Michelle Rodriquez was sentenced to the same jail, L.A.'s Century Regional Detention Facility, in May 2006, and, because of overcrowding, was released on the same day she was incarcerated. The Los Angles County Sheriff's spokesman, Steve Whitmore, had previously told the Associated Press that Paris was not eligible to be released any earlier than the rumoured 23 days. "The situation in the jail will not determine [Hilton's] release," Steve said. "She has been given a full sentence.
She will do her full sentence."
Despite a lot of trash-talking before the heiress went in to serve her time, the inmates proved to be as star-struck by Paris as anyone.
"They've been really nice to her," aunt Kyle, who appeared on Little House on the Prarie, told E! Online. She said there's been a lot of, "Hey, Paris! How's it going? Paris, Paris!" TMZ reported that another prisoner slipped an oragami bird under her door.
So was justice served? After bravely refusing a pay jail in the hopes that it would sway public opinion, this cop-out only stregthens the impression that Paris is a softie of a socialite who can't sleep without her teddy bear. Or maybe she was going into wang deprivation.
While she'll certainly be sleeping better for the next month, all that talk of character-building and serving as an example of the consequences of driving under the influence just lost all its impact.
At least she'll have plenty of time to watch people's disgust unfold on TV. We'd take jail. _________________ Elvis has left the building
Joined: May 13, 2005 Posts: 37 Location: Graceland
Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:25 pm Post subject:
And the circus show goes on, She is back in jail
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Screaming and crying, Paris Hilton was escorted from a courtroom and ordered back to jail Friday after a judge, overruling the county sheriff, said she must serve out her entire 45-day sentence behind bars rather than in her Hollywood Hills home.
"It's not right!" shouted Hilton, who violated her probation in a reckless driving case. "Mom!" she called out to her mother in the audience.
Earlier Friday, the 26-year-old hotel heiress was handcuffed and taken from her home in a black-and-white police car, paparazzi sprinting in pursuit and helicopters broadcasting live from above. She entered the courtroom disheveled and weeping, hair askew, without makeup, wearing a fuzzy gray sweat shirt over slacks.
She cried throughout the hearing, dabbing her eyes, and her body shook constantly. Several times, she turned to her parents, seated behind her in the courtroom, and mouthed, "I love you."
Despite being ordered to serve the remainder of her original 45-day sentence, Hilton could still be released early. Inmates are given a day off their terms for every four days of good behavior, and her days in home detention counted as time served. (Timeline: The Hilton case)
Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer was calm but apparently irked by the decision by Sheriff Lee Baca -- who oversees the county jails -- to release Hilton three days into her sentence due to an unspecified "medical condition."
"I at no time condoned the actions of the sheriff and at no time told him I approved the actions," Sauer said. "At no time did I approve the defendant being released from custody to her home."
Hilton's release, and the decision to allow her to serve the time at home, angered some local and state authorities and civil rights leaders who said it could interpreted as affording the socialite favors not available to other, less famous, inmates. (Watch the details of Hilton's release )
Fans show up at hearing
Many of Hilton's several dozen supporters outside the courthouse appeared devastated.
"No! No! No!" screamed Jake Byrd as a court spokesman delivered the news to reporters outside court.
The hearing was requested by the city attorney's office, which had prosecuted Hilton and wanted Baca held in contempt for releasing Hilton despite Sauer's express order that she must serve her time in jail. The judge took no action on the contempt request.
A member of the county counsel's staff said Baca was willing to come to court with medical personnel. The judge did not take him up on the offer.
Assistant City Attorney Dan F. Jeffries said Hilton's incarceration was purely up to the judge. "Her release after only three days erodes confidence in the judicial system," he said.
Hilton's attorney, Richard Hutton, implored the judge to order a hearing in his chambers to hear testimony about Hilton's medical condition before making a decision. The judge did not respond to that suggestion.
Another of her attorneys, Steve Levine, said, "The sheriff has determined that because of her medical situation, [jail] is a dangerous place for her."
"The court's role here is to let the Sheriff's Department run the jail," he said.
The judge interrupted several times to say that he had received a call last Wednesday from an undersheriff informing him that Hilton had a medical condition and that he would submit papers to the judge to consider. He said the papers never arrived.
Every few minutes, the judge would interrupt proceedings, state the time on the clock, and note that the papers still had not arrived.
He also noted that he had heard that a private psychiatrist visited Hilton in jail, and he wondered if that person played a role in deciding her medical needs.
The last attorney to speak was another deputy city attorney, David Bozanich, who declared, "This is a simple case. There was a court. The Sheriff's Department chose to violate that order. There is no ambiguity."
How she wound up in court
Hilton's twisted jailhouse saga began Sept. 7, when she failed a sobriety test after police saw her weaving down a street in her Mercedes-Benz on what she said was a late-night hamburger run.
She pleaded no contest to reckless driving and was sentenced to 36 months' probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines. In the months that followed, she was stopped twice while driving on a suspended license. The second stop landed her in Sauer's courtroom. (Watch Hilton enter jail the first time )
Back before Sauer on Friday, Hilton's entire body trembled as the final pitch was made for her further incarceration. She clutched a ball of tissue, and tears ran down her face.
Seconds later, the judge announced his decision: "The defendant is remanded to county jail to serve the remainder of her 45-day sentence. This order is forthwith."
Eight deputies immediately ordered all spectators out of the courtroom. Hilton's mother, Kathy, threw her arms around her husband, Rick, and sobbed uncontrollably.
Deputies escorted Hilton out of the room, holding each of her arms as she looked back. _________________ Elvis has left the building
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