Paris Hilton released from jail

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

File photo of Paris Hilton
Image: Peter Schäfermeier.

Paris Hilton is out of jail, after serving three weeks in the same. She was imprisoned due to a violation of her probation, which came as a result of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge.

Reuters reported that her face expressed joy at her release as she left the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, where she served 23 days, at 12:15 a.m. PT. Hilton also reportedly left the jail looking a few pounds thinner than when she entered.

Ignoring the questions from the surrounding paparazzi and photographers, Hilton climbed into a white sport utility vehicle where her parents, Kathy and Rick Hilton, were waiting. Dodging the photographers on the street, they then went to Hilton's grandparents' house located in Holmby Hills, one of the richest neighbourhoods in the state of California. The way to their destination was not clear, though; cars full of paparazzi were following them all the way.

The L.A. Sheriff's Department spokesman, Steve Whitmore, said "she fulfilled her debt. She was obviously in good spirits. She thanked people as she left."

While Paris's original sentence was 45 days long, she was released early based on "a standard credit applied for good behavior."

CNN's Larry King will be hosting an exclusive, "post-jail" interview with Paris Hilton on Wednesday, on CNN.