In an interview about her friend Paris Hilton and her own impending jail sentence, Nicole Richie told chat show host David Letterman that “everyone goes to jail.” Letterman had asked Richie “what’s wrong with young Hollywood?” Richie responded with her unfortunate view of the world.
In reality, very few of us go to jail. Unfortunately, many young Americans, enamored by thug culture, believe that time in jail is an honorable rite of passage.
Hilton and Richie face prison sentences due to repeat offenses. Many Americans, however, simply face jail because do not have quality attorneys to protect them.