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Paris Hilton has been released from chokey after just three days of her 23-day sentence for violating probation on a drink-drive rap, TMZ.com reports.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore told a press conference the early uncaging was due to medical reasons, but declined to elaborate on the "health-related details due to confidentiality laws". He said she remained under house arrest and has been fitted with a GPS ankle bracelet.

Hilton will be confined to within roughly 3,000-4,000 feet of her West Hollywood home for 40 days, after which she will have "fulfilled her debt to society". She technically remains in custody, Whitmore stressed, following her "reassignment". ®

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