An energetic crowd greeted Paris Hilton as she was released from the Century Regional Detention Facility shortly after midnight. Her mother, Kathy Hilton told reporters that she and her daughter were “going to go home, put our jammies on and talk.” Rather than being secreted out of jail, Paris walked out the front door smiling and waving. Sheriff’s deputies pushed back fans, photographers and reporters so the 26-year old heiress could depart in her parent’s Cadillac Escalade.
Hilton spent a total of 23 days in jail, including a day and a half under house arrest. The original sentence of 45 days was reduced for good behavior. Hilton had been released from jail briefly for medical reasons that were later described as psychological, but was ordered to return by the presiding judge in her case. After a stay in a medical treatment center for analysis she was returned to the women’s facility in Lynwood, California.
During her incarceration, Hilton phoned Barbara Walters to say she “used to act dumb” but that she had found God and wanted to be more involved with charitable works.
Hilton was sentenced to jail for a probation violation stemming from a California DUI arrest last year. She remains under probation until March 2009 though she can shorten that time frame by performing community service.