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Lindsay Lohan out of jail, off to rehab after 13 days


After 13 days behind bars, Lindsay Lohan has been released from jail, L.A. Now reports.


Lohan hit the road at 1:35 a.m. and was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to start the 90-day rehab stint included in her sentence.

"She was noticeably moved by the amount of mail and books sent to her," sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Monday. "She thanked everybody as she left."

The sentence of 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab was handed down after Lohan violated probation on a 2007 conviction for DUI and other counts.

If you do the jailhouse math, serving 13 days out of 90 is more time than we've come to expect from a celebrity sentence.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore, top, announces that Lindsay Lohan has been released from Century Regional Detention Facility on Monday. At right, "fan" Jake Byrd shows his T-shirt as he waits with reporters for Lohan's release. Credits: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

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I hope she stays there long enough to get clean. They should have put her there from the start. She's not a criminal, just messed up in the head.

so lohan got out of jail because of overcrowding...who has her cell now? i am sure no one is in there. she was treated like a quenn, didnt have to be subjected to other inmates for fear they might hurt her. so if the authoritites feel inmates are dangerous to each othr why dont they do something about it. lohan should have spent at least 2/3 of her sentence as i am sure the rest of us would have.

tom dunn, the LA Times did a big investigative piece after the three days of Internet rage over Paris Hilton's early release and you know what they found from a direct inspection of the county jail records?

The average DUI probation violator gets the exact same kind of early release that the celebrities get. The Sheriff's Department is using the same early release math on every nonviolent prisoner who comes in the door.

What really burns me are these grand-standing judges who hand out these 90 day sentences that these judges and everyone else in the justice system know darned well are simply unsustainable.

People talk about sustainability in the environment.

What we need in LA is an economically sustainable criminal justice system, where the judges hand out sentences that the jails are able to carry out in terms of space and staff.

If the county jail system doesn't have the secure space or staffing for people to be serving these long sentences, then the judges are simply misleading the public and causing a lot of confusion by handing them out.

The judge shouldn't be allowed to sentence anyone for more time than they can actually book space in the jail.

everyone knows everything as usual...


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