42 TV Celebrities Who've Spent Time in the Slammer

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The slammer -- the pokey -- the hoosegow.

No matter what you call the big house, it's jail, and we've seen a lot of TV celebrities come in contact with it at some time or another in their lives.

After all, they're human just like everyone else, and they make mistakes.

The difference between them and the rest of us is we can keep our dirty laundry in the hamper.

Celebrities might have privilege, but one thing they don't have is privacy.

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It's the price you pay for fame.

Another kind of price you pay is jail time for committing crimes.

There are lots of TV actors who didn't make the list because they didn't serve a second in jail. The rest? Well, they're here.

So, which ones spent time behind bars? Take a peek and see. And if we missed any, fill us in on the scoop.

1. Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey
Alright, alright, alright. We've got Matthew McConaughey here because, although he's best known on the big screen, he was on True Detective and has been in several TV commercials lately. He spent nine whole hours behind bars for resisting arrest. Don't resist, Matthew, just go with it.

2. Tim Allen

Tim Allen
Back when Tim Allen was just a struggling artist, he made some bad choices, as we all do. His drug trafficking landed him in jail, unable to pass go for over two years. But he turned his life around and landed on Home Improvement. You can find him now on Last Man Standing where all he's dealing is punchlines.

3. Charles S. Dutton

Charles S. Dutton
You've seen Charles S. Dutton on Law & Order: LA, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife, and American Horror Story Murder House. Catching a theme? Maybe that's because he spent 10 years in the slammer for manslaughter & possession of a deadly weapon. At least he's making good use of what he learned. Right?

4. Danny Trego

Danny Trego
You probably recognize Danny Trego from the big screen, like Spy Kids and Machete, but he's been appearing on Sling TV commercials, which landed him here on this TV actors list. What landed him in the pokey was drug abuse and armed robbery for 11 long years.

5. Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton from The Simple Life looks fab in this court picture -- straight out of some courtroom drama. She spent five days in jail for failure to enroll in court-ordered rehab. Come on, Paris, just put a reminder in your smartphone next time, and you're set!

6. Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie
Paris' buddy from The Simple Life, Nicole Richie spent a whopping 82 minutes in the slammer for a DUI. Geez, that's not even enough time to sober up! Just ask Mayberry's Otis Campbell, he'll tell ya'.

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