Paris Gets Prison Break

Sentence halved; sheriff books heiress room in 'special' unit
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted May 17, 2007 10:50 AM CDT

Before even setting foot in jail, Paris Hilton is already getting time off for good behavior. The celebutante will serve only 23 days of her 45-day sentence, and she'll spend it in a "special needs housing unit"—a sort of Hilton behind bars—reserved for high-profile inmates, the LA sheriff said yesterday.

Now the race is on, as enterprising paparazzi try to come up with the big-ticket item of the season: a jailbird shot of the heiress. "Paris finding Jesus in a fetal position with a half-eaten bologna sandwich would probably get $200,000," the co-owner of a leading photo agency jokes. Half a million "if you could see the tears." (More Paris Hilton stories.)

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