IMPORTANT PARIS NEWS….We still don’t know what Paris Hilton’s alleged medical condition was, but today the LA Times crunches the numbers and answers the other burning question in the case: was Paris really treated more harshly than an average schmoe? Apparently the answer is yes:
The Times analyzed 2 million jail releases and found 1,500 cases since July 2002 that — like Hilton’s — involve defendants arrested for drunk driving and later sentenced to jail after a probation violation or driving without a license.
Had Hilton left jail after four days, her stint behind bars would have been similar to those served by 60 percent of those inmates. But after a judge sent her back to jail Friday, Hilton’s attorney announced she would serve the full 23 days in jail. That means Hilton will end up serving more time than 80 percent of others in a similar situation.
….Because of the high media interest, Hilton was one of few inmates whose premature release received publicity — and the judge who originally sentenced her took notice. She is believed to be the first inmate in years who actually was sent back to jail to serve more of her term.
Admit it. You wanted to know.