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Paris Hilton will be living the simple life when she’s in jail

Times Staff Writer

When Paris Hilton checks into her temporary quarters at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood next month, she will surrender more than just the freedom to roam Los Angeles’ boutiques and clubs.

In place of her usual cellphone, oversized sunglasses, purse and other accessories -- such as her Chihuahua, Tinkerbell -- the heiress will get jailissued orange jumpsuits -- not exactly a “hot” designer color -- and a standard-issue kit that is given to all incoming inmates, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore.

But don’t look for high-priced celebrity freebies inside this goody bag.

Hilton will get a toothbrush, one tube of toothpaste, soap, a comb, deodorant, shampoo and shaving implements. And no long showers, please.

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Forget text messaging too. Hilton instead will have to rediscover the lost art of penmanship with a jail-issued pencil, stationary, postage and envelopes courtesy of taxpayers. Or she can buy a phone card and use the jail’s pay phones.

Accommodations won’t be worthy of this Hilton either, at least as far as the 130-thread count of her bleached cotton-polyester sheets and her cell’s thin foam mattress are concerned.

For the necessities, including makeup, she can peruse the commissary.

Inmates are limited to buying one container or item each of the following: baby oil, baby powder, cold cream, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil and a compact.

Hilton can pass the time with no more than three magazines, or a book, also from the commissary. If her roots begin to show, she can purchase one package of hair coloring.

And if she wants to go curly, she can buy a four-pack of hair rollers. But no extensions, and no body piercings or jewelry.

andrew.blankstein @latimes.com


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