Paris Back to Jail?
Will she stay or will she go?
Hours after Paris Hilton was sprung from jail and placed under house arrest for an unspecified "medical condition," the Los Angeles City's Attorney's Office wants to send her back.
Prosecutors filed court papers Thursday evening with the judge who originally sentenced the heiress to 45 days in jail requesting that the country sheriff's department return the her to custody and that the sheriff be held in contempt of court for letting her go in the first place. (Read the order here.)
Hilton has been ordered to appear in court Friday at 9 a.m. for a hearing on the matter.
With the approval of Sheriff Lee Baca, Hilton was released from the Century Regional Detention Facility shortly after midnight, fitted with a monitoring ankle bracelet and ordered confined to her 2,700-square-foot Hollywood Hills home for the next 40 days.
While she's still technically being punished, the move caused an immediate outcry by many who perceived the sheriff's actions as an affront to the justice system, especially since Superior Court Judge Michael Sauer had specifically ordered that the Simple Life star not be given alternative custody or electronic monitoring.
City attorney spokesman Nick Velasquez said earlier Thursday that the office had been "inundated with calls and emails form people," with "100 percent of them" angry about Hilton's release.
Although the exact terms of her in-house confinement are unknown—who's allowed to visit, whether she can entertain, etc.—most people are figuring that whatever goes on is going to be a pretty posh alternative to spending the next 19 days in a county lockup.
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