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And justice for all ... (update)
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, June 07, 2007

Just not the same level of "justice" depending on who you are, apparently:
Paris Hilton has been released from jail after serving three days, TMZ.com reports.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department called a hastily scheduled news conference early Thursday morning outside the Century Regional Detention Facility to answer reporters' questions about the famous inmate.

TMZ.com reported that sources it didn't name said Hilton left the jail early Thursday morning.

The sheriff's department inmate locator Web site did not have any information, still saying early Thursday that her projected release is June 26.
So a reduced sentence from 45 days, to 23 days to 3 days?

What has happened?
Paris Hilton has been fitted for ankle bracelet and put under house arrest, after authorities determined to release Hilton from prison due to medical reasons, this according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. spokesperson Steve Whitmore.
Obviously she couldn't be taken to medical care and returned to jail like any other "normal" inmate. Lady justice is peeking from under her blindfold, isn't she?

Any guess as to why there is a building disrespect for the law in this country?

UPDATE: More info trickles out:
The reason: Paris couldn’t sleep and had become a sniveling mess. She will serve the rest of her sentence at home with a tracking device attached to her ankle.
What's the saying? "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime?"

Oh man:
She cries all day. She looks unwashed, she has no makeup and her hair is tangled. She cried audibly through the first two nights," the source said.

[...]

What has Paris apparently disturbed is the fact that she hasn't been able to sleep as her cell is "freezing cold', and has not been eating properly because she has lost her appetite.

She has three little blankets and no pillow. She's using one of the blankets as a pillow. The room is bright and jail noise echoes through her space.
It's freezing? In LA? In June?

A true American tragedy, no?

Oh, and this:
Paris will be under house confinement in her West Hollywood home for 40 days, where she has a 3000-4000 ft. radius of freedom. Her jail cell was 96 square feet. After the 40 days are up, Whitmore says she will have “fulfilled her debt to society.”
And how many feet in a mile class? My guess is Paris will have every club within that radius measured out to the inch. Yup, paying your debt to society is hard work. My guess is there are a whole hell of a lot of kids in Iraq who'd love to have 96 square feet to call their own ... even for 23 days.
 
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My reaction was similar to yours at first, but then I stopped and wondered what the medical condition is. Without knowing it is impossible to get the full context of the decision. Still...
 
Written By: Kav
URL: http://livingrealworld.blogspot.com
When you consider that there were almost a thousand cases of Methicillin-Resistant Staph in the L.A. County Jail in 2002, it’s a laugh and a half to talk about "context" in this case.

The street-level take-away will be exactly what Bruce says in his final line.
 
Written By: Billy Beck
URL: http://www.two—four.net/weblog.php
She is going to be under home detention for 40 days...
 
Written By: Keith_Indy
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I wish I could be detained at Hilton Manor for 40 days.
 
Written By: Ryan
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Paris couldn’t sleep and had become a sniveling mess.
No, no, no. You people just don’t get it. This was to prevent her having a burdensome effect on the other prisoners. The noise of her persistent crying and whining would have made for "cruel and unusual" circumstances for everyone else. [/speculative_sarcasm]
 
Written By: D
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who cares what happens to that dolt.
 
Written By: d
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There we go. I told you that context was needed and this clearly demonstrates that there was an essential health reason for switching to house arrest. >rolls eyes<

As Keith pointed out at least the time for house arrest has been upped from the (amended) prison-time sentence. I guess they figure that twice as long confined to your luxury mansion with an electronic tag is equivalent to 20 days in prison.
 
Written By: Kav
URL: http://livingrealworld.blogspot.com
In the interest of equality, everyone else serving 45 days or fewer should have been given the option of spending it under home confinement...in Paris Hilton’s house.
 
Written By: Joe Miller
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Joe Miller is right. Paris is a genius. She’s solved our Prison crowding problems. Ankle braclets for all.
 
Written By: Retief
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What has Paris apparently disturbed is the fact that she hasn’t been able to sleep as her cell is "freezing cold’, and has not been eating properly because she has lost her appetite.
So McQ, were you summer or winter Ranger?
 
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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Of course this is LA County. It’s not exactly been a shining beacon of justice for a long time.
 
Written By: Grimshaw
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Winter.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
Correct me if I’m wrong, but most decent sized prisons have at least an infirmary with nursing staff if not one or more actual MDs. Is there any law precluding a prisoner transfer from county jail to a state prison in order to provide them with (secure) access to medical facilities?
 
Written By: Lysenko
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FFS...

WHiney bitch didn’t eat the icky food, and wasn’t comfy...

I did 48 hours in county here in central IL once, and after the first night I couldn’t STAND my back hurt so much. What the hell is HER complaint?

Thankfully when she screws this up it’s 90 day, no ifs, ands or buts...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Thankfully when she screws this up it’s 90 day, no ifs, ands or buts...
Five will get you Ten she screws up. Cute ends or Butts aside.
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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...authorities determined to release Hilton from prison due to medical reasons,
Swift action was taken to prevent the spread of Herpes amoung inmates of Century Regional Detention Facility.
 
Written By: unaha-closp
URL: http://warisforwinning.blogspot.com/
So Paris is let out of jail because the food isn’t prepared by a chef and beds aren’t equiped with goose down. Meanwhile Keith Henson, a 60+ year old engineer on heart medication, is sitting in a Riverside County, CA. jail for a misdemeanor charge of interfering with a religion (scientology of course). The interference consisted of Mr. Henson picketing outside scientology’s Golden Era Studio in Hemet, CA. I guess the general message California wants to send is it’s ok to drive intoxicated, but you better not say anything bad about our cults.
 
Written By: Jerry
URL: http://www.operatingthetan.com
Bad food? No sleep? Missing pillows?

Gee, I must be in jail. My kids are always waking me up and taking my pillows. Oh, and unless I’m going to work, I rarely even step outside the house. I’ve got a little boy with severe allergies who pukes up all his food every time I take him outside to play on a sunny day. In addition, with two in diapers, I’m constantly up to my elbows in one or more of three bodily excretions that start with P. I’m on my third change of clothes today.

I think next time, the judge should sentence Paris Hilton to come take care of my kids.
 
Written By: Wacky Hermit
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Swift action was taken to prevent the spread of Herpes amoung staff of Century Regional Detention Facility.
Fixed that for ya...

I’m almost of a mood to hang out near her place, and see what I can take pictures of... Think anyone else has had the same Idea?

I mean, it’s not the pics would be worth any money to TMZ.com or the Inquirer...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Didn’t the judge specifically forbid alternative accomodations or house arrest?

He’s gonna be pissed.
 
Written By: Uncle Pinky
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but most decent sized prisons have at least an infirmary with nursing staff if not one or more actual MDs.

Well, yes they do. However, if you want to see a doctor you generally have to put in a written request and they’ll get around to letting you see someone, usually a nurse, when they feel like it. Medical care in prison is not exactly world class.

They should have let her continue to cry and whine. I’m sure she wouldn’t have been the first, and her colleagues would have taken care of that soon enough. Prisoners tend to take care of problems in their own, usually very effective, way.
 
Written By: Pug
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This chick makes me respect Martha Stewart more and more every day.
 
Written By: Random Numbers
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Freezing cold? Unable to eat?

Don’t you people care that a US citizen is being TORTURED?
 
Written By: abwtf
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abwtf, in Tazwell county, IL, they serve REALLY small portions, proccess you in after meals (even though you get there early), and the ONE sheet (not blanket, sheet) you get in the middle of a winter storm in Feb barely cuts the chill...

If women can take the pain of childbirth, she can tough this one out...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
Freezing cold? Unable to eat?
Heh. Ask McQ how that feels.
 
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
URL: http://
House arrest? So that means she is confined to her home. Is she forbidden to have guests? I wonder how many parties she can throw in 40 days.


"Winter."

Ah, you missed the unbearably sultry southern summer and got to enjoy those temperate and cool southern winters in the scenic Georgia hills. There is nothing quite like waking up after a good nights sleep to a crisp, cool sunrise, greeted by the smell of woodsmoke, coffee and bacon and the sound of cheerful comrades, appetites whetted by life in the great outdoors, preparing a hearty breakfast to prepare them for the invigorating hike ahead. (humor alert, just in case).
 
Written By: timactual
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"where she has a 3000-4000 ft. radius of freedom."

Ohmigod! I just realized, perhaps the tennis courts are NOT WITHIN THAT RADIUS!! Or the pool!!
 
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