One of our leading stories this morning was Paris Hilton sent home under house arrest yesterday for the remaining forty days of her jail sentence. Yesterday City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo made a move to try and hold Sheriff Lee Baca - who made the decision to send Paris home with an electronic monitoring bracelet due to a medical condition - in contempt of court. Delgadillo wants Paris back in jail. WATCH VIDEO
While one response to this news story is inevitably, "Why is this news?" it does raise the issue of preferential treatment for celebrities in our society. What medical condition was severe enough to validate Paris' release from the jail to her private mansion? What about other prisoners who suffer from anxiety or other physical illness?
Dan Abrams pointed out on our show that the legal question now is who has the power to make this decision? The court that sentenced Paris, or the sheriff's office?
What are your thoughts? Should Paris get sent back to jail, or is it better for her to be out of the limelight in her home?