Los Angeles, California - African-American civil rights champion, Rev. Al Sharpton, has taken upon himself to make certain that Paris Hilton will not be receiving any special treatment at the expense of economically challenged Whites or minorities, while she is remanded in the custody at a hospital ward of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Correctional Facility Twin Towers downtown, Los Angeles.
"I want to make sure she gets an equal opportunity to share the experience our penal system provides poor whites and minorities," said Rev. Sharpton. "The equal opportunity to be jumped in the commissary, violated in the shower room or shanked in the prison yard. Just like everybody else."
Rev. Sharpton then demanded of Los Angeles County Sheriff, Lee Baca, to be admitted to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility to personally inspect the accommodations provided to Hilton compared to the general population and talk to the prisoners about their treatment.
To which the Sheriff responded, "There is nothing in the world right now that would make me more happy than to see you inside my prison, Mr. Sharpton. I will do everything in my power to arrange for your stay. Umm, I mean visit."
It is Rev. Sharpton's hope that Paris Hilton's publicity will shine a spotlight on the way prisoners are treated in the American penal system, resulting in better treatment and living conditions.