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The Fall of Paris

Friday, Jun. 08, 2007 1:28 PM

Paris Hilton apparently came down with the vapors after being in jail for all of three days. Suffered a medical condition so dire that she couldn't possibly remain in jail. Lee Baca, the Los Angeles County Sheriff promptly arranged for Paris to serve the remainder of her sentence under house arrest with a ankle bracelet.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but jail facilities are more than adequately prepared for medical issues. Medication can be dispensed; the only things that aren't available are alcohol and recreational drugs. And is 'house arrest' a sensible alternative for a woman who was caught driving on a suspended license?

The judge in the case wasn't buying any of it, ordering Paris back to court brigth and early this morning, where he promptly issued a new ruling: Paris is now to serve the full 45-day term in jail. (Not withstanding the usual good behavior clause of a one-day reduction for four days of good behavior, which still leaves her on the hook for 34 days.)

Hilton burst into tears and was still crying as she was escorted out of the coutroom.

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