Paris Hilton told Larry King that her 23 days in jail was a blessing in disguise. Her experience made her stronger. She said she went in with the motto, “Don’t serve the time; let the time serve you.” We’re not sure what that means, but it sounds pretty profound. And some people used to think she was an airhead!
She read the Bible every day in jail, but couldn’t remember what her favorite passage was. Nevertheless, the experience changed her for the better, she said. “The whole thing has made me stronger and more mature.”
People who have been following this important story will remember that the sheriff released her after a few days because of an undisclosed medical condition. But then the mean old judge made her go back prison despite her medical condition. She told Larry King that the medical condition is claustrophobia. We wonder if the judge gave any thought to that when he ordered the poor girl back to jail.
It was tough at first, Ms. Hilton admitted, but overall it was a great experience, and she was glad she had the chance to spend some time in jail. “I just wish every young woman had the same opportunity,” she said. She is thinking about setting up a foundation that would send other rich young women to jail for a few weeks. “They’ll come out of it stranger and more mature, like me.”