Paris Hilton Released from Jail
Post-BBC segment: I was the only one with any sympathy for Paris. [You can listen here, and fast forward to about 40 minutes in.]I think she was sentenced more harshly because she was a celebrity. A non-celebrity would not have received 45 days in solitary confinement. Most of the callers to the show complained about the different standards for the rich and poor. Poor people would not have had a top-notch lawyer or been provided relief due to a medical condition. My answer: Rather than say the rich shouldn't benefit from good counsel and compassionate care while incarcerated, we should find a way to ensure both are available to all inmates and defendants, including the poor ones.
The most exciting moment was about 10:30 a.m. when a Mrs. Beasley's Gourmet Cupcakes van pulled up and Anthony Crisafulli delivered three containers of the treats to the house.
"She hasn't eaten well while she's been away," Crisafulli said, noting that Hilton had called the Beverly Hills store this morning. She is a regular customer, he said, noting her favorite cupcakes are strawberry and mocha.
The L.A. Sheriff's today held a press conference to announce that Paris Hilton has been released from jail to serve the rest of her sentence under house arrest due to a medical condition they wouldn't discuss. She will now serve the full 45 days on house arrest.
If I had to guess, I'd say she went on a hunger strike, refusing to eat the food and they were afraid of medical repercussions. But, that's just a guess.
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