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Paris Hilton tagged for protection

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 17:16 [IST]

The Simple Life star Paris Hilton is to be tagged with an alarm to protect her from fellow prison inmates. The hotel heiress will be provided with a panic device giving her a 24-hour link to prison guards in case she encounters trouble when she begins her prison sentence next month, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.

Hilton must report to Century Regional Detention Centre in Los Angeles by June 5 after she was found guilty of driving with a suspended license. As well as being tagged with an alarm The Simple Life star will be kept in the prison's 'special needs' unit, which is reserved for police officers, public officials, celebrities and other high-profile inmates.

The 26-year-old has made it known she is "really scared" by the prospect of going to jail. Her sentence has already been cut from 45 to 23 days for "good behaviour", despite the fact that she has yet to begin serving it.

Hilton's mother Kathy called her daughter's imprisonment "horrendous" but added: "Hopefully young people who look up to Paris will learn from this." The socialite's representatives last week announced that she was dropping plans to appeal against her sentence. 

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