's mother Kathy
is adament her daughter will emerge from her 23-day prison term "a better person", and is doing everything she can to support the jailed heiress. The Simple Life
star began her jail term at the Century Regional Detention Center on Sunday night, after violating her probation following a 2006 drink-driving arrest.
And while Kathy Hilton was fighting back the tears as she accompanied the 26-year-old to jail at the weekend, she is confident Paris will learn from her mistakes.
Hilton's publicist Elliot Mintz tells the New York Post, "Kathy is very emotional. She wanted to exhibit strength for her daughter. She thought it was the most important thing to do. She thinks Paris will emerge from this a better person."
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