Paris Back in Jail: For Now

Posted on June 11, 2007

At Friday's hearing, Judge Sauer ordered Paris Hilton out of home confinement and back in jail for the full 45 days, minus 5 days time served. The judge didn't hold the Sheriff in contempt, although he blasted the Sheriff's office for not providing him with Paris' medical records for him to review. The Sheriff said faxing those records would be illegal.

Caught smack in the middle of the showdown between the judge (who wants all prisoners to serve full sentences) and the Sheriff's office (which for decades has let non-violent offenders serve only 10% of their sentence to make way for violent criminals in the overcrowded L.A. jail system), Paris lost -- big time. She was hauled away by deputies, crying for her mother, clearly in hysterics.

Now, she's in the medical ward of the jail, in a solitary room where she is on psychotropic medications, according to TMZ. Most likely, she will serve out the rest of her time in the medical facility. She has decided not to appeal, issuing the following statement over the weekend:

What's really interesting about this case is that, according to the L.A. Times, Paris' case may trigger a constitutional crisis in California.

Will Sauer take this all the way? If he wins, where will the Sheriff put all the violent criminals that have no jail space? Paris may be a pain in the neck, but we'd rather have her on the street than a rapist, murderer or pedophile. Although from the fury unleashed on the socialite, you'd think she was all three.

This story isn't going away any time soon, that's for sure.