Paris Hilton Free (Pix & Video)
26-year old hotel heiress Paris Hilton was released from Century Regional Detention Facility in suburban Lynwood today at about 12:15 a.m. PDT.
Hilton made no statement, but appeared somewhat shy as she smiled walking down a paparazzi-lined path to an SUV where she was embraced by her mother, Kathy.
The Hiltons left within a minute, headed for their residence in the exclusive enclave of Bel-Air, with the paparazzi following them all the way.
Hilton is scheduled to give her first post-jail television interview on Wednesday on CNN's "Larry King Live" show.
The socialite served 22 days out of the original, unusually long, 45-day sentence.