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Paris mulls home for female prisoners

Published: Friday, June 29, 2007, 12:43 [IST]

Paris Hilton plans to open a home for former female prisoners. The hotel heiress, who has been released from California's Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, has spoken to jail doctors and officials about setting up a safe house for newly released inmates.

Paris is quoted by a news agency as saying, "I'm lucky enough that when I leave prison I have a home to go to and a family that loves me. A lot of girls in here don't have that option. They go back to the streets. I want to help build a transitional home so that when inmates leave here they have somewhere to go. These women just keep coming back because they have no home to go to."

Paris, 26, says her facility would offer former prisoners somewhere to stay while they look for jobs and try to find their families. She explained, "It will be a place for them to go get food, clothes and get them up on their feet, especially the mothers. It's just a really bad cycle. If we stop it now, we can make our community a better place."

The Simple Life star revealed she is planning to cut ties with many of her wild friends.

She said, "I think there are a lot of bad people that I was around. I don't want to surround myself with those types anymore."

Paris also slammed rumours she has been refusing to eat in prison. She said, "There are a lot of untrue rumours going around. I'm the exact same weight. The food is awful, but I'm eating. When I come out, people will see I'm exactly the same."

Meanwhile, Paris' mother Kathy Hilton has revealed her daughter is looking forward to getting rid of her prison uniform. Kathy, who visited Paris at the weekend, said: "Paris is so excited about seeing the family. She also can't wait to take that orange suit off. She is sick of orange, but her health is good."

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