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Lindsay Lohan to serve a fraction of 90-day jail sentence due to jail overcrowding

July 6, 2010 |  4:08 pm

Even though a judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail, the actress probably will serve only a fraction of that time behind bars.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said women sent to jail for nonviolent crimes generally serve 25% or less of their sentence due to overcrowding.

Whitmore said the exact time served can depend on the wording of the judge's order and the level of overcrowding in the jails.

"A person [of] such notoriety will be kept away from the general population," Whitmore said outside of court.

Lohan will serve her time in Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. She is scheduled to begin her sentence on July 20.

In 2007, Paris Hilton generated headlines when she was released from custody after less than four full days in jail, despite a promise that she would serve 23 days of a 45-day sentence.

-- Richard Winton in Beverly Hills

Photo: AP