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PREACH IT! Of course celebrities get special treatment in jail! Right, Lindsay Lohan?

August 10, 2010 |  4:06 pm
Lindsay Lohan in court on July 20, 2010 The next time some law-enforcement person stands up in front of a microphone and intones to the press that stars get the same treatment as every other prison inmate, you have official permission from Team Preach It, if not all of the Ministry of Gossip, to tell said law enforcement person to stuff it. The law-enforcement person is most likely lying or at the very least out of touch. Every time a star gets out of jail, the special privileges they get grow increasingly obvious.

Defense attorneys, including one who used to work for Britney Spears, have told Preach It about the sorts of privileges stars get behind bars. Those perks often include getting a pass on the strip search and easier access to doctors and prescriptions, not to mention fewer hours in custody overall.

Now comes a former fellow inmate of Lindsay Lohan, who recently spent 13 days at the Century Regional Detention Facility, nee the Lynwood Correctional Facility. The inmate tells Radar that the actress got plenty of kid-glove handling there.

“The entire jail was put on lockdown any time Lindsay left her cell,” the woman, known as Katie A., told the online tab. “It felt like we were constantly on lockdown.”

Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, the night Lindsay Lohan was released Lohan also got a brand new jail uniform every day; inmates usually have to wait a week for fresh clothes. Also, per Katie A., “One employee of the jail had to spend his day searching the entire place for any books by Ernest Hemingway for Lindsay. Those are the only books she would read.”

It didn’t end there. Lohan also did not have to wait for orders from the jail commissary -- another exception to typical Lynwood rules, Katie A. said.

Of course, as Lohan’s mother, Dina, famous complained, the actress didn’t “even have a pillow” when she went to jail.

But at least Lohan got her literary fix.

-- Leslie Gornstein

Top photo: Lindsay Lohan in court on July 20, the day she was taken into custody. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times.

Second photo: Just another ordinary night outside the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood — oh, wait, it was the night of Aug. 1, just hours before Lindsay Lohan was released. Credit: Valerie Macon / AFP / Getty Images.

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