Paris Hilton's cellmate has been handpicked. The hotel heiress is due to serve 23 days in the special needs wing of Los Angeles' Century Regional Detention Facility on June 5, and her cellmate has been specially selected. Officials have decided an inmate who is serving a sentence for reckless driving will be the perfect match. They have also tried to select someone they do not think will try to profit from the experience by selling their story to the media.
The California correctional facility is also conducting sweep searches for any electronic devices, to prevent footage of Paris' jail time being leaked. Cameras, phones and all recording devices are banned. Staff have been given a memo warning them that anyone who photographs 'The Simple Life' star will be "disciplined" - i.e. fired - immediately. According to gossip website TMZ.com, a "written protocol" has been especially drawn up for Paris' arrival advising "when and how things should be done for her".