Paris Hilton is accustomed to bar hopping, so prison hopping shouldn't be a stretch.
The starlet was released from Lynwood Prison on June 7 after just three days behind bars. While she wasn't discharged to be free to roam down Robertson Boulevard, her early departure has caused a negative reaction.
Paris has been sent to her home - her mansion in the Hollywood Hills, equipped with the finest of luxuries - to serve out the remainder of her sentence with electronic monitoring. Ultimately, Paris is forced to stay in her abode for 40 days.
The Los Angeles sheriff's department released a statement confirming the decision, saying, "Paris Hilton was granted a conditional sentence in Los Angeles Metro Superior Court on January 22, 2007. A conditional sentence or 'summary probation' is monitored by the court for compliance unless the court orders formal probation. Although not on formal probation, Ms. Hilton is supervised by the Los Angeles County probation department in regards to electronic monitoring."
According to the statement, Paris applied for the stay-at-home option of jail. Despite telling fans that she would be taking responsibility for her actions and serving her time behind bars, she has done the exact opposite.
The statement by the sheriff's department continued, "Paris Hilton applied for the community based alternative to custody program and qualified as low-risk but the department did not recommend Electronic Monitoring because the court order specified ''no Electronic Monitoring.' The Sheriff Department exercised the authority to reassign Ms. Hilton to an Electronic Monitoring sentence."
Just hours after her release, prosecutor Rocky Delgadillo requested the decision to be revoked, asking Judge Michael Sauer to enforce the prison sentence.
A Los Angeles Superior Court spokesperson said, "The city attorney filed a petition for an order to show cause why the sheriff should not be held in contempt for releasing Ms. Hilton, and demanded that she be held in custody."
Paris was released on the grounds of mental instability. Her psychiatrist had visited her twice in as many days and claimed that she needed to be released on medical grounds.
Judge Sauer, who did not approve the release, says that there is difficulty in quickly making decisions about the celebrity case. He said, "I don't want a circus."
But Sheriff Lee Baca, the man behind the decision to free Paris, is standing by the movement. He said, "The problem here is that there is a medical issue and it isn't wise to keep a person in jail with her problem over an extended period of time and let the problem get worse. In my opinion, justice is being served by the decision to have her serve her time at home. She would still be in the county jail if it were not for the medical advice."
Paris was supposed to be serving 23 days in jail in solitary confinement for breaking her probation stemming from a DUI.