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In a deft version of doublespeak, LA County Sheriff Lee Baca spoke out of both sides of his mouth today as he prepped the press and paps about what they can expect when Paris Hilton goes to jail on Tuesday.

In one breath Baca said that Paris will be treated like any other inmate at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, saying that her food will be the same as the other women's food, her lockdown hours will be the same, and unlike rumors to the contrary, there has not been a special roommate assigned to the heiress... yet.

But then Baca laid down a series of statements proving that, indeed, Ms. Hilton will be treated very different than other convicted criminals. For one, he said that authorities will prevent the press and the paparazzi from documenting her actual stay. Officials will prevent Paris from "be(ing) seen in handcuffs ... or in the back of a police car, forlorn and in handcuffs."

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She will also be kept away from the general population at the 2,000+ all-female jail, extra precautions will be implemented to stop any photos from being taken of Paris behind bars, and she might get her own room. Do all the other ladies get that sort of treatment? Uh, no.

Sheriff's officials have told The Times that barring any unforseen crowding, Hilton is likely to be housed alone. Baca said Hilton will "experience her incarceration as all other women will experience it."

"She won't get better food, she won't get different lockup time or a different environment," he said.

Even with a system that handled the likes of O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake and other high profile inmates, Baca called Hilton -- and the circus atmosphere surrounding her -- "the most unusual ever in the history of the department." - LA Times

Camp Hilton crazier than Camp OJ? Why do we find that hard to believe too?