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What is it about prison–or just the prospect of it–that makes people find religion? Headed for a 23-day sentence that begins June 5, socialite Paris Hilton has been spotted toting the Bible and the nondenominational meditation “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. The question is, will she be taking these tomes with her into the big house?

Other famous jailbirds–Charles Colson and Mike Tyson come to mind–have emerged from the slammer with a newfound faith. Paris is the first we can think of who has stocked up on spiritual resources going in. Or maybe, having blamed her “advisers” for letting her violate parole, she’s finally got herself very good public relations help–no, not the Good Lord, but a PR rep out to change her image.

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