Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Paris Hilton Costs Taxpayer 11 Times Average Inmate

Socialite Paris Hilton's spell in jail is costing the taxpayer more than 11 times what it costs to incarcerate the average inmate.

The 26-year-old hotel heiress costs Los Angeles County $1,109.78, compared to the average $99.64.

Los Angeles Sherriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore tells website TMZ.com, Hilton's tab includes medical treatment and staff associated with her requirements.

Hilton was sent back to the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California on Friday to finish the 45-day sentence she began earlier this month - after a judge reversed the decision to allow her to complete the sentence under house arrest.

If Hilton had finished her sentence at home, it would have cost the County nothing.

1 comment:

OFan said...

It may cost taxpayers more but a large portion of the North American public will be happy that she goes to jail to get her butt kicked.

I'm guessing that the judge may have figured that when he sentenced her to "10 times the usual term" (not the judges words but those of many law professionals) for her infraction..

I'm not one of those wishing her any hardship, though she would seem to need something to get her moving..