Paris Hilton was charged with violating probation from a DUI conviction and driving on a suspended license. When someone (even a heiress) receives probation it is in lieu of jail time to give them a chance to do things right. When they mess up, they serve the sentence they deserve from the first offense.
Therefore, Paris received 45 days (later cut to 23 days) for driving drunk and recklessly putting other motorists at risk of death.
What is the message here? Is it better to drink and drive on a suspended license than to tell a lie? Wow!
On the other hand, Paris did officially dedicate her life to the pursuit of Zen perfection. If that is not repentant then nothing is. Scooter still claims innocence. Not repentant.
For similar commentary and comparison on the two jailbirds check out Washington diary: Paris v Scooter on BBC.com.
But remember… The Brick published it first.