Hampton Inn is the
dumpy and unacceptable no frills, budget-oriented brand within the Hilton Hotel family. But compared to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, where Paris Hilton will be serving out a 45-day sentence for violating the terms of her probation, a Hampton Inn looks like the Waldorf Towers.
At this grim county jail, don’t look for a mint on your pillow. Expect some pubic hair from a “very masculine lesbian,” and you’re less likely to be disappointed.
From the New York Daily News (which could barely conceal its glee over Hilton’s upcoming jail stint):
Hilton will have to say “goodbye” to dye jobs and cosmetics and “hello” to five-minute showers once a day. Her friends and family will only be able to talk to her through glass and her phone calls will be made on the jail’s closely monitored pay phones.
Purse-pooch, Tinkerbell, will not be allowed to visit. And forget those designer duds she bought on Rodeo Drive. In the big house, Paris will have to make two pairs of socks, one bra, two pairs of panties and two blue jumpsuits last for a week.
Eh, no big deal — Paris prefers romping around in the buff anyway. And she won’t be fazed by the loss of privacy, since all the other inmates have already seen her naked.
More discussion, after the jump.
Paris was sentenced to jail for violating the terms of her probation for a prior DUI offense. She was caught driving with a suspended license. Why was Hilton — who could surely afford to be chauffeured around in perpetuity — do something so stupid?
In court, [former Hilton publicist] Elliot Mintz told Judge Michael Sauer he mistakenly informed Hilton it was okay for her to drive after 30 days for “work related” purposes.
But Robert Pugsley, a professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, said passing the buck was no defense. “She said she accepted legal information from her publicist,” he said. “That’s not a very good legal strategy.”
Indeed. But even though it was stupid of Paris to accept legal advice from her publicist, she still fired his ass, according to the NYDN.
So how does Paris Hilton feel about her upcoming incarceration?
Outside her home before the shopping spree she railed against the judge and bemoaned her fate.
“I told the truth yesterday,” she told photographers. “I feel that I was treated unfairly and that the sentence is both cruel and unwanted and I don’t deserve this.”
Because everyone knows the Eighth Amendment prohibits “cruel and un[wanted]” punishment.
Paris Hilton, you go girl — to prison. And then maybe to law school afterwards?
Update: Interesting comments from Ann Althouse:
It seems obvious to me that she’s being treated worse because of her celebrity, though I can see how you could say that she acted different — flouting the law — because of her celebrity. Even so, she didn’t deserve that much.
You can read Professor Althouse’s full post, including a clarification of the quoted language, by clicking here.
Paris Hilton Going to Jail for 45 Days [Associated Press]
Reveling in her misery [New York Daily News]
Heir head’s in for tough time in jail [New York Daily News]