LYNWOOD, Calif. – The jailhouse captain overseeing socialite Paris Hilton for the next few weeks has seen her share of celebrity inmates — and others in the department say she'll make sure that Hilton gets no special treatment.
Capt. Alice Scott, 49, is a 27-year Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department veteran who runs the 2,200-inmate Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, where Hilton is serving her sentence.
Hilton won't be the first celebrity in Scott's charge. Last year, "Lost" actress Michelle Rodriguez was sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating probation after her drunken driving arrest in Hawaii. She was released in hours because of overcrowding.
Actress Daryl Hannah also was there briefly after being picked up for trespassing during a tree-sitting demonstration a year ago.
Sheriff's Cmdr. Dennis Conte described Scott as a consummate professional who will ensure Hilton is treated the same as other inmates.
"She possesses the administrative and interpersonal skillsHilton jail captain has celeb experience to perform her duties in an extremely competent manner," he said.
Hilton was booked Sunday to serve a 45-day sentence for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case by driving with a suspended license. Good time credit is expected to shrink her term to 23 days.
Scott refused an interview request Monday.
Scott's law enforcement career began in 1980. She has worked in jails, patrol stations and in the food services division of the department.
She was promoted to her current rank two years ago by Sheriff Lee Baca and took command of the downtown Twin Towers Correctional Facility. She later moved over the Lynwood jail.