A Big Out-Of-Jail Party For Paris?

Although her stint in jail has been traumatic for heiress Paris Hilton, she at least has something to look forward to. Her father, Rick Hilton is reportedly planning a huge bash for her impending release.

The New York Post reports that Rick Hilton was looking for a venue for a party for his oldest daughter. He asked several Las Vegas clubs for $50,000 in cash — in addition to accommodations and flights — for the honor of hosting the party. A source told the Post that Pure and Hard Rock said no, but the owner of the Palms has not yet given an answer.

Paris Hilton was ordered back to jail last Friday after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released her on Thursday and put her under house arrest for an unspecified medical reason.


Photos: Paris In Stripes
On Monday, the Los Angeles County sheriff Lee Baca met with Rev. Al Sharpton, who said that the Hilton situation highlights how the rich receive preferential treatment in the justice system. Star magazine news and style editor at large Jill Dobson said many of the magazine's readers feel Hilton should serve out her full sentence. In a poll the magazine conducted, she said 90 percent of people said she should not be released early.

"People just really feel like Paris didn't deserve preferential treatment," she told Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm. "They feel like she got it. And they think she deserves to spend some time behind bars."

Hilton is rumored to have been going through several panic attacks and severe depression while being incarcerated hence the reason for her release from jail. The judge ordered her to serve the remainder of her sentence from the medical ward of a Los Angeles County Jail where she is being treated for her psychological problems while serving her time.

"We're reporting in Star magazine she's been taking sleeping pills for years and she didn't have those so she wasn't able to sleep," Dobson said. "Also, she wasn't able to eat or drink because she was concerned someone would take a picture of her and sell that picture. A lot of different physical and emotional issues."

Hilton was sentenced to 45 days for violating her probation for a DUI, but could serve only 23 days in jail because of state rules allowing shorter sentences for good behavior.


Photos: Hilton's Hideaway
"We think she'll be there for quite sometime," Dobson said. "Possibly the duration of her time in jail. Because she was having so many problems at the Lynwood facility, she was kept by herself for safety. But that caused emotional issues because she was so isolated. Now in this medical ward there are other inmates around her and she's doing much better."

Hilton is rumored to be reading several self-help books including "The Secret." Sources say she is also reading the Bible and in a telephone interview with Barbara Walters, Hilton said she plans to change her ways when released from jail.

"I'm not the same person I was," she told Walters. "I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that. I have been thinking that I want to do different things when I am out of here. I have become much more spiritual. God has given me this new chance."


Timeline: Paris' Predicament
"Hilton told Walters she was severely depressed her first three days in jail and felt as if she was in a cage. In addition she told Walters that she wants to take up causes such as breast cancer and multiple sclerosis —diseases that have afflicted members of her own family.

"I think that she's genuine for now. Whether she'll still feel the same way when she gets out and her friends are throwing her 'you're out of jail' party it remains to be seen," Dobson said. "She says 'God has released me.' I guess saying on earth she may be here behind bars, in the spiritual sense she's a freer person. …Whether she'll remain committed to religion and to these different causes that she says she wants to get involved in remains to be seen."