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June 25, 2007

More sentencing news from Hollywood

Apparently I need to start watching Access Hollywood to keep up with the latest sentencing news.  Or I suppose I could just read People magazine, as this article has the latest celebrity sentencing news:

Tom Sizemore on Monday was sentenced to 16 months in prison for violating his probation in a drug-related case β€” though a prosecutor tells PEOPLE the actor will only serve two to seven months should he receive credit for time he's already spent in rehab.

Of course, People also has the latest on Paris Hilton's impending release from jail.  I found most interesting, however, this AP story reporting on Hilton's post-prison plans:

Hilton told E! News last week that she plans to build a "transitional home" to help recently released inmates readjust to freedom.  "These women just keep coming back (to jail) because they have no place to go," Hilton said.  "It's a really bad cycle and if we stop it now, we can make our community a better place."

Notably, as detailed here and here, Martha Stewart expressed a similar interest in sentencing and corrections reforms while she was behind bars.  And yet β€” surprise, surprise β€” I can't find any reform efforts being pioneered at MarthaStewart.com.  Maybe she's waiting to team up with Lewis Libby.

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