Starting last week, guards are providing extra goodies and services. The Sheriffs Deputies don't like to look bad to the public. Sheriff Lee Baca, who released Hilton early to house arrest violated a court order that Hilton was to remain in jail for the full term. Hilton began an incredibly fast slide into life threatening illness caused by her fear that someone would photograph her sitting on the stainless steel toilet and release it to the internet. That didn't fly as there were already such photos on the internet provided by Paris herself.
Once she decided to take her punishment with a modicum of class, Paris received a very different reception from the women in prison mates.
"Since she was here last week, they started giving us double bologna, double apple juices. Two blankets instead of one - and a sheet, too! Everyone has cookies coming out of their pockets,” Rosemary Gibbons, 35, who was released from the jail on Thursday, told the New York Daily News.Paris' little sister, Nicky, said that the whole episode is "tough" and "sad". Referring to the wife of LA city attorney Rocky Delgadillo had been fined only $186.00 for failure to obey a traffic signal while driving with a suspended license, Nicky said,
"Now we feel like we are in the Hilton Hotel,” she added.
"The whole facility is benefiting from her. We all thank her,” Soraya Lopez, 35, who served a week for failing to appear in court for repeated traffic violations, told the New York Post.
“She's the talk of the jail. I'd call her 'top dog.' Everyone is thanking her because people are getting fed more and the food is being left behind longer for people to finish.”
Waynnisha Brown, 19, who was also released yesterday, agreed.
“There is extra food everywhere, and now they take you at the clinic right away if you are sick and they don't charge you. It's usually three dollars for medical, now it's free,” she told the Daily News.
"She's [Paris] not in jail for DUI. That's a big misconception. She's in jail for driving on a suspended license, just like the D.A.'s wife was. ... She got a 186 dollar fine.”That's right. Paris is not in jail for driving under the influence on alcohol. Neither is she in jail for driving while her drivers license was suspended. She is in jail for driving on a suspended license not once, not twice, but three times. The first two police stops, Paris Hilton was warned not to drive. She even had the legal paperwork with her signature in the glove box of the car she was driving. The third time she was stopped for the same violation on the same DUI sentence, the judge ordered her to court. Paris chose to "phone in" her appearance forcing the judge to wait on her. The judge, so angered by Hilton's contempt, ordered the Deputies to go get her with the police unit siren and lights activated. This wasn't the first time she refused the judges instructions. The first time she was to appear in court, Ms. Hilton arrived late forcing the judge to wait on her arrival.
Paris Hilton was not sentenced harshly because she drove while intoxicated, nor while driving on a suspended license. No; Paris Hilton received a stiffer than usual sentence because of her flagrant disregard for the authority of the judge and willful contempt for the law. By her actions, she demonstrated that the criminal justice system was to operate at her whim, that she was better than all the little people who have to play by the rules, rules that do not apply to the rich and famous. Well, sorry, sweety. Eventually, the law applies to all.
Paris Hilton just happened to be at the end of the long arm of the law. Perhaps had it not been for the many celebrities who had come before - O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Robert Blake, Roman Polanski, Mel Gibson, and the famous many more - using their star status to avoid punishment, Paris Hilton would probably have served only the three days normally served. But, at some point, the system and the little people get fed up with celebrity bullshit and drop the hammer. Paris Hilton just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time in a town that doesn't really like her in the first place.
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