Paris Is Liberated

Serial reckless driver shifted to house arrest, picks up snazzy ankle bracelet
By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Jun 7, 2007 10:23 AM CDT
A wax figure of Paris Hilton dressed in a black and white striped jailbird suit is on display on the red carpet at Madame Tussauds New York Monday, June 4, 2007 in New York. The wax figure of Hilton dressed...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Jailed heiress Paris Hilton will get to do her time from her $3.1 mil Hollywood Hills mansion, due to an unspecified medical complication. The celebutante started what should have been a truncated 23-day sentence for reckless driving Sunday, but was transferred to a full 40 days of house arrest today—but only after being accessorized with an ankle monitor.

LA County officials stress that Paris is still serving her sentence, and refuse to elaborate on the "extensive consultation with medical personnel" that occasioned her transfer. But TMZ reported that the svelte "Simple Life" star refused the hot dog the prison mess hall served her Tuesday night, and the New York Post documented a pair of shrinks visiting her cell during her short stay.