Freedom approached Paris Hilton early Tuesday morning June 26th as she walked out of the Century Regional Detention Facility after serving approximately half of her 45-day sentence for violating her probation in a drink-driving case.
Paris, who was released at reportedly 12:15 a.m. (0715 GMT), walked out of the all-women's jail in Lynwood all smiled and waved to awaiting paparazzi and TV networks while made no comment at all.
Spotted sporting a gold blouse with white trim over a white shirt and black slacks, the socialite whose blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail looked 10-pounds lighter. Remained tightlipped, she quickly joined her parents, Rick Hilton and Kathy Richards, in an awaiting sports utility vehicle and together the clan took off with several vehicles full of photographers tailing them on the freeway.
It is still unknown where Paris was going and would stay. Meanwhile, the heiress is set to complete her probation in March 2009 in condition that she keeps her driver's license current and doesn't break any laws. She can reduce that time by 12 months if she does community service that could include a public-service announcement.
Paris is due to give her first post-jail interview to CNN's Larry King on his "Larry King Live" show Wednesday night June 27th. Up next for the heiress is setting up the so-called "transitional home" for fellow female inmates.