Just 82 minutes after Nicole Richie checked herself into Lynwood, Calif., jail, she left a free woman. That's some serious hard time.
According to the official website of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept., Nicole Richie checked in at 3:15 PM and was released at 4:37 PM.
Nicole was reportedly assigned to a cell for only 35 minutes! We've spent longer than that gazing at Mary-Louise Parker nude, for crying out loud.
A Sheriff's source tells TMZ Nicole was routinely processed and released according to normal operating rules. Yeah. Normal for rich brats who get strings pulled for them.
Nicole Richie's mug shot screams: "I'm outta here, suckers!"
In a brilliant move by Nicole's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, Richie was shuffled in and out of the can while the media's attention was focused on an even bigger law-breaking prima donna train wreck - Lindsay Lohan.
The anemic one was sentenced to four days in the slammer for driving the wrong way on an L.A. freeway while under the influence - her second DUI offense. She was given credit for one day because she was in the slammer for six hours after her arrest.
Because of prison overcrowding, though, and perhaps because she is pregnant with her first child, Nicole Richie was set free barely an hour after arriving.
Score another one for celebrity justice.