Paris Hilton will be sporting an electronic monitoring device for the next 40 days. To make matters worse–the device isn’t even cute–no diamonds encrusted on this bad boy.
L.A. County law enforcement officials tell TMZ Paris is wearing the Sentinel DualTrak ankle bracelet, which operates on a radio frequency and comes with a Home Monitoring Unit. The heiress must stay within distance of 500 feet of the unit. The bracelet, which has an internal backup battery life of 50 hours, snaps on, so Paris won’t need to worry her purty little head with any tools or complicated strap harnesses.
Meanwhile, everyone has something to say about Paris’ early release. Let’s start with Paris’ aunt, Francesca Hilton:
“I was praying that it would happen. She didn’t deserve to be in there in the first place. Three days is enough.”
Yeah, it does suck when criminals have to pay for their crime. Rev Al Sharpton, what do you think?
“This early release gives all the appearances of economic and racial favoritism that is constantly cited by poor people and people of color. There are any number of cases of people who handle being incarcerated badly and even have health conditions that are not released.”
I totes agree. Elisabeth Hasselbeck: where you at, babydoll?
For sure. Ok, what about L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe?
“This incident with Paris Hilton is just the most recent that highlights the problems our criminal justice system has with making sure sentences stick, whether it is in a County jail or under electronic monitoring.”
And what about Paris herself? What does she have to say?
“I want to thank the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and staff of the Century Regional Detention Center for treating me fairly and professionally. I am going to serve the remaining 40 days of my sentence. I have learned a great deal from this ordeal and hope that others have learned from my mistakes.”
I give it a week before she’s spotted leaving a club drunk and getting into her Bentley.