Citing 'Medical' Reasons, Sheriff Sends Paris Hilton Home to Finish Sentence
Thursday, June 07, 2007
After serving only three full days behind bars, Paris Hilton was released from jail early Thursday, partly due to "medical" reasons — but she has been fitted with an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet and must remain confined to her Hollywood Hills home for 40 days.
"I can't specifically talk about the medical situation other than to say that, yes, it played a part in this," sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said at a press conference Thursday morning, adding that her electronic monitoring device has a range of 3,000 feet to 4,000 feet.
Hilton's home measures 2,700 square feet, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Sources close to the Hilton family told "Entertainment Tonight" that the medical reason was a rash she developed on her body.
According to People magazine, Hilton was having trouble behind bars.
"She cries all day," a source told the publication. "She looks unwashed, she has no makeup and her hair is tangled. She cried audibly through the first two nights."