Lindsay Lohan booked into jail; facility goes into lockdown, worker says [Updated]
An "extremely cooperative" Lindsay Lohan was booked into a Lynwood jail shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
[For the record at 12:27 p.m.: A previous version of this post stated that Lohan was booked into jail Wednesday. She entered the facility on Tuesday.]
The Sheriff's Department was reviewing the judge's order in the actress' probation-violation case, and the length of Lohan's sentence could be announced later Tuesday, said the spokesman, Steve Whitmore.
"The crowd out here is a little unusual," Whitmore said after Lohan's arrival at the Century Regional Detention Facility. "But inside, it's business as usual."
After the booking, Lohan entered the jail's triage, where she is to receive a standard medical and psychological evaluation, Whitmore told media members gathered outside the jail.
State guidelines for handling prisoners would apply to the actress, although "people with notoriety are kept away" from the general jail population for security purposes, he said.
Nancy Lozano, an employee at the detention center, said the building went into lockdown when Lohan arrived. Lozano said she and other employees in the jail's work release program were asked to leave early, and inmates were held in their cells without restroom privileges or recreation time.
"All for this girl," said Lozano, 31, of Maywood.
Lozanol said the only other time she had seen such strict measures at the jail was when Paris Hilton arrived there three years ago.At the Beverly Hills courthouse where Lohan surrendered shortly after 8:30 a.m. to begin serving her time, her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said the actress had completed court-ordered alcohol education classes and accepted her jail term.
"She is scared, as anyone would be, but she is resolute," Holley said. "She asks for prayers and support. ... She has accepted responsibility."
Although earlier there had been confusion over which attorney would represent Lohan in court, Holley said Robert Shapiro, who at one point had said he was Lohan's new attorney, was only a consultant to the actress.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Judge Marsha Revel last month sentenced Lohan to 90 days in jail for violating probation on a drunk-driving conviction.
Deputy Dist. Atty, Danette Meyers, who prosecuted Lohan, said the sentence was "was appropriate in this case."
"The message to the public is don't drink and drive," she said. "If you do drink and drive, and you're punished for it, complete the programs."
Lohan showed little reaction as she was remanded to jail. She stood and was handcuffed, the clicking of the metal restraints echoing across the silent courtroom.
She briefly looked over her shoulder toward her mother, Dina, and younger sister, Ali. Tears rolled down Ali's cheeks as a female deputy escorted Lohan from the courtroom.
A short distance away, her father, Michael Lohan, called out, "We love you, Lindsay."
[Updated: L.A. County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said that there was no lockdown in the Century Regional Detention Facility when Lindsay Lohan arrived Tuesday, only a “restriction of movement” of other inmates. In the original post, Lozano, an inmate who works in the facility’s work release program, had described the situation as a lockdown and compared it to the security measures taken when Paris Hilton arrived there in 2007. Whitmore said that Lozano was not at the facility at the same time as Hilton.]
-- Sam Allen in Lynwood and Richard Winton in Beverly Hills
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