8 Celebrities Who Have Been to Jail


Being successful and famous does not necessarily mean that you are insured against prison and are allowed to do whatever comes to your crazy mind. It is really sad that many of our favorite stars are not aware of this. Here is the list of those who thought they could get away with their crazy and often illegal behavior.

50 Cent

50 cent prison

Rapper 50 Cent was born and brought up in a family that can be hardly called exemplary, in the criminal area of New York. At the age of 12 he got his first job – selling drugs. And in 1994 he was detained by the police. He received the sentence of 3 years in prison.
After leaving the prison, he started to make music and took the pseudonym 50 Cent. He didn’t give up his dangerous lifestyle completely though. In 2002 50 Cent was arrested for possession of weapons, and in 2006 – for aggressive driving.


Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton prison

One of the most famous blondes of the world and the heir of the founder of popular hotel chain Paris Hilton also had some problems with the law. In 2006 she was arrested for drunken driving. She paid $1500 fine and 36-months probationary period. But in 2007 (January) she was arrested for driving with the invalid driver’s license. And in February Paris was caught overspeeding and with the deadlights off at night. After all these offenses Paris spent 23 days in prison.
Then in 2010, in August, the actress was arrested in Las Vegas. Police stopped her boyfriend’s car because a strong smell of marijuana was coming from there. When Paris got out from the car she “dropped” a packet of cocaine.

Lindsay Lohan

Landsay Lohan prison
Lindsay Lohan is one of the most scandalous Hollywood actress. She was arrested several times because of driving the car being totally drunk. As a result, Lindsay got a conditional imprisonment. But the actress violated the conditions of her punishment and was sentenced to 30 days in prison. Lindsay was released in 4,5 hours though because the prison was overcrowded.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie prison

In Decemder 2011 an anonymous called New York City police and reported that Nicole was driving at extremely high speed in her Mercedes in the opposite line. Police tried to make the celebrity stop her car. And only after 20 minutes she did it. The girl was heavily drunk and refused to pass the alcohol test. Later experts said that there was not only alcohol but some strong drugs in Nicole’s blood. She received a prison sentence , which by the way was the same prison where Lindsay had spent her 4,5 hours.

Michelle Rodriguez

michelle rodriguez prison

One of the lead actresses of the “Lost” serial Michelle Rodriguez got the 6-months sentence, but in prison she spent only 17 days and was released early. In 2006 the actress was arrested for drunken driving and got a 60 days sentence in prison. According to the Penalty System those people who committed light crimes may be released earlier. So Michelle got probation only. But quite soon she violated the probation and was sentenced to 6 months in prison.


Al Pacino

Al Pacino prison

In 1961 police noticed a young man who was driving his car in a strange way. It was 21-years old Al Pacino. He was wearing a black mask and black gloves. During the search there were some weapons found in the car. Pacino was arrested and spent 3 days in prison until police found out that the weapons were the props from the film set, where Pacino played one of the roles.

Lil’ Kim

Lil Kim prison
The judge sentenced the singer to 1 year and 1 day in prison and to $50 000 fine for perjury under oath. This incident happened in 2001. Two Kim’s friends participated in a shootout, but the girl refused that fact in the court. When those boys pleaded guilty Lil’ Kim was arrested.

Christian Slater

Christian Slater prison
In 1997 the actor went to jail for drug use and committing sexual abuse being drug intoxicated. When police arrived Christian was behaving aggressively and even tried to shoot the policemen. Later the actor confessed that he had consumed heroine, cocaine and alcohol. All this party costed him only 3 months in prison.


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