Paris Hilton-backed invoice regulating teen care facilities passes Utah legislature

A Utah invoice backed by Paris Hilton to extend rules on the state’s “troubled teen” facilities handed the state legislature on Tuesday night time.

Hilton, who testified final month in entrance of Utah state senators about her expertise within the 1990s on the Provo Canyon College, celebrated the invoice’s passage in a Wednesday Instagram publish.

“I’m so proud to share that SB127, the invoice I testified on behalf of has handed the Utah legislature,” she wrote.

“This invoice protects hundreds of youth in residential care from merciless punishments, strip-searches, and seclusion,” Hilton mentioned.

Throughout her emotional Feb. eight testimony, Hilton mentioned she suffered “unconstitutional, degrading and terrifying” abuse on the college, the Deseret Information reported.

She added that staffers allegedly watched her use the lavatory and bathe and subjected her to “solitary confinement,” the report mentioned.

Hilton mentioned the invoice additionally “bans the usage of chemical restraint and peer restraint, ensures youth have unmonitored communication with their households, prohibits gender-based discrimination, creates suicide prevention insurance policies, and extra.”