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Will Do Time at

Paris' Big House

8/2/2007 4:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0802_nicole_richie_ex-1TMZ has learned Nicole Richie will do her time at the Lynwood jail -- the place Paris Hilton called home for 23 days.

Richie had the option of serving her 90 hours at a "private jail." These facilities are nicer than Lynwood, for sure, but there's a downside. When an inmate does time at a private facility, they must serve out the entire sentence. At Lynwood, the Sheriff could turn a 4-day sentence into a revolving door, because of the overcrowding problem.

Even if Nicole didn't go in and out, she would do much less than 4 days. She could enter Lynwood late one evening (as Paris did) and she'd get credit for an entire day. On top of that, there's "good time" credit that would shave a significant portion of the sentence.

We're told Nicole's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, notified the Sheriff her client has chosen Lynwood. And Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore confirmed it.


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What she did is wrong. The penalty is pitiful. However, I think she is precious! She is sooooooo much more personable than her blond friend.

2606 days ago

giv her a break    

stop hatingg!!!! everyone makes mistakesss

she said she knows wat she did wrong, and she admit to it, and REALLY IMMATURE TO WISH HARM TO HER BABY!!!!!

2605 days ago

green eyed kitty    

#55 Candace...Wow, someone needs to go back to school to learn some spelling skills.

2602 days ago

San Francisco    

Jail's not gonna help, & 12-step programs say you need God to help you quit. People who don't want to turn their lives over to God aren't going to be helped by A.A. These people need to be offered other programs - Rational Recovery, Secular Sobriety, therapy...
I was an alcoholic, & I wasn't POWER-LESS over drinking, I CHOSE each drink I took. The government & 12 step programs are a HUGE BUSINESS that feed off each other & rake in tons of money.

2585 days ago
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