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Friday, June 08, 2007

Get out of jail free

Lets see now...
  • Last September Paris Hilton got DUI arrest. She was convicted
  • She got stopped for driving under suspension three months later. She had to sign a piece of paper acknowledging the license suspension at that time.
  • 30 days later she was arrested for driving under suspension again.
  • Another trip to court with a cocky attitude and the judge gives her 45 days in the lock up.

Now if this were myself, or just about anyone else reading this blog, we would have been carted off to the county lock up to serve our sentence minus time off for good behavior.

But Paris Hilton managed to make a mockery of the justice system. It was negotiated through attorneys that she be placed in a special needs unit.The county sheriff spent days going through lists of potential cell mates. The Sheriff personally issued a sermon from the book of threats to the jail staff with regard to Ms. Hilton's treatment and protecting her privacy. So the hundred thousand dollar cell-phone pictures of Ms. Hilton lounging around in a jail house jump suit were pretty much ruled out.

So all these concessions, that if anyone of us would have suggested would have got us laughed onto permanent toilet cleaning duty during our stay, were made to accommodate the Heiress's needs. Talk about justice.

But that slap in the face to justice wasn't enough.

With all that in put place just for Ms. Hilton, it seems jail still did not set well her. It was reported she spent all her time crying, was not eating and was nearing a breakdown. She had several visitors, two of which were her psychiatrist and her personal physician. After some consultation with jail medical personnel, it was decided that Ms. Hilton be sent home around 2:00 a.m. this morning. She is to serve the full 40 days remaining on her sentence at home. That would be a multi-million dollar mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

What a crock of shit! If Ms. Hilton was in a bad way, the sheriff should have moved her to the jail ward in the county hospital. This has made a joke out of the justice system.

I'm not the only one upset. The judge and prosecutor are not real happy either.

The judge who sentenced Paris Hilton to jail and the city's top prosecutor objected Thursday to her early release for an unspecified medical condition after only three days behind bars.

"The judicial process may have been improperly circumvented in this case," said City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. "This explanation is puzzling. Los Angeles County jail medical facilities are well-equipped to deal with medical situations involving inmates."

Sheriff Lee Baca released Hilton to serve 40 days at her Hollywood Hills home after she served three days of what was expected to be a three week stay for violating probation in a reckless driving case.

While Baca's spokesman said the judge who sentenced her had been consulted, he didn't mention that Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer objected to her release. When Sauer sentenced her last month he specifically said she could not do her time at home.

"He did not agree to the terms of release that the sheriff proposed," said Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini.

USA Today: Prosecutor, judge object to Hilton's early release

Tomorrow Ms. Hilton is back in court for a hearing. The prosecution filed a motion show cause contempt motion against the sheriff's office for letting her go home under house arrest. The judge's original sentence stated very clearly house arrest was not an option.

I don't see a gray area here. Either Ms. Hilton goes back in, or the rest of the DUI/DUS convicts need to get the same deal.

What a travesty!

- 30 -

In jail I was just like everybody else, I was sitting there praying, feeling caged.
- Dennis Rodman

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