Posted on Sat Jun 9th, 2007 9:03pm PDT By X17 Staff
An X17 eyewitness told us today that there was a noticable improvement in Paris' demeanor this afternoon. Perhaps not coincidentally, Paris released a statement (read it after the jump) saying that she would NOT appeal Judge Sauer's decision to have her finish her 45-day sentence in jail. It seems she's stepping up to the plate and has decided to tough it out.
Now here are some inside details on Paris' situation at the Twin Towers Facility in downtown LA where Paris is currently being held:
- she is alone in a room with four beds
- she gets two cold meals a day at 7 and 11 am and one hot meal at 6 pm
- she has been eating at least some of her meals today
- Paris is allowed one hour/day on the phone and has a phone in her room
- she is NOT on suicide watch, but is checked on every 30 min by staff at the jail
- Paris does not have a television in her room by has access to one in a community room that she has chosen not to visit
- perhaps motivation for her positive shift in mood was the threat of being transferred to the eighth-floor mental ward if she had continued to deteriorate
- she is currently in the MSB (Medical Services Bureau) on the fourth floor
Our source tells us that if all goes "well," Paris will be transferred back to Lynwood on Monday morning, but there's one hitch ... Lynwood doesn't want her. Here's why:
- the warden there (and apparently Sheriff Baca) believe the jail is understaffed and unable to ensure her safety
- our source said staff at Lynwood expressed fear of what they believe to be a high risk of Paris being stabbed during recreation hours where the jail population comes together in large groups
- also, jail staff at Lynwood were annoyed with the new rules imposed the first time Paris was encarcerated there ... the entire staff was banned from carrying cell phones, iPods, or any other recording devices for fear that images of Paris in jail would be leaked ... because of insufficient staff, many guards work overtime and rely on cell phones, PDAs, etc to get them through the day
The source tells X17online exclusively, that the situation with Paris going back to Lynwood is not good ... He fears that after her having been there, having been sent home, and now, likely being sent back, staff and inmates at Lynwood will be looking to give Paris a hard time. He said he fears for her safety.
"Today I told my attorneys not to appeal the judge's decision. While I greatly appreciate the Sheriff's concern for my health and welfare, after meeting with doctors I intend to serve my time as ordered by the judge.
This is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to reflect and have already learned a bitter, but important lesson from this experience.
As I have said before, I hope others will learn from my mistake. I have also had time to read the mail from my fans. I very much appreciate all of their good wishes and hope they will keep their letters coming.
I must also say that I was shocked to see all of the attention devoted to the amount of time I would spend in jail for what I had done by the media, public, and city officials. I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things, like the men and women serving our country in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the world."
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