Thursday, June 14, 2007
Paris was treated harshly
Well, my intuition was right. The L.A. Times has done an analysis of 1,500 cases similar to Paris Hilton's -- violating probation or driving without a license after a DUI -- and found that Paris Hilton will serve more time than 80 percent of people in similar circumstances. This wasn't necessarily the case before the early-release program begun in 2002 due to severe jail overcrowding, but it is certainly the case now. Most people in such circumstances are sentenced to 14 days and actually serve about 4. Paris was sentenced to 45 days and is expected to serve avout 23. The Times notes that "She is believed to be the first inmate in years who actually was sent back to jail to serve more of her term."