In…and out…and in…Paris going back to jail?
June 7, 2007
I know, three posts in one night, try not to get too excited…
I almost didn’t write this because I am a vehement opponent of how much time major news services devote to “celebrity news” instead of “real news.” However, since this is a blog, I don’t exactly have high standards to aspire to…and this was just too good to pass up.
By this time, I’m sure most of you know Paris Hilton was suddenly released from jail after serving less than 5 days of her 45-day sentence for violating probation and multiple DUIs. She was sent home with an ankle bracelet to serve her remaining sentence under house arrest…very trying at her house, I’m sure. The vague excuse of “medical considerations” given by the Sheriff’s Department did little to dispel the pervading stink of celebrity special treatment.
Well, it apparently didn’t sit well with the prosecutor or the judge — who had explicitly denied the option of Hilton serving her sentence out under house arrest, and had so warned the sheriff. Hmm…what’s that sound? I think it’s the sheriff rolling around in small-denomination unmarked bills. At any rate, just hours after she was released from jail, an order was issued for Hilton to appear at court the next morning for the judge to determine if she should go back to jail. I dare say that’s probably a forgone conclusion, given that neither the judge nor the prosecutor authorized her release.