Hilton Tagged and "Reassigned"
Paris Hilton has been fitted with an ankle bracelet and put on house
arrest over fears for her health in jail.
The socialite, who was serving a 23 day sentence in Los Angeles'
Century Regional Detention Center for violating her parole following a
2006 drunk-driving arrest, was sent home earlier today (07Jun07), Steve
Whitmore, a spokesperson for the County Sheriff's Department, said at a
He revealed Hilton was issued with an ankle bracelet and released from
prison at 2.09 am local time.
As a result of her early release, the hotel heiress' sentence has been
returned to the 45 days initially agreed in court. This will be served at
her home and under the supervision of the Los Angeles Probation Office.
She has already served five days.
Whitmore said, "Paris Hilton will be reassigned to a
community-based, alternative to custody electronic monitoring program.
"This means that she has been fitted with an ankle bracelet and
sent home and will be confined to her home for the next 40 days."
Details of the medical issue which forced Hilton's dramatic release are
confidential, Whitmore added, but the decision was reportedly approved by
doctors who examined the celebrity inmate yesterday (06Jun07).
Although Hilton is officially confined to her home under the tagging
system, her electronic ankle bracelet allows movement to a range of 3,000
to 4,000 square feet.