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Lindsay Lohan offers thanks as she goes from jail to rehab


Lindsay Lohan's Mug Shot Lindsay Lohan was transported early Monday morning directly from a Lynwood jail -- where she had served 13 days for violating probation on a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence -- to a treatment program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

The paparazzi followed Lohan as she was given a police escort to the treatment facility, a stint required by a Beverly Hills judge who sentenced her to jail.

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

On Sunday morning, her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, told reporters outside Lynwood's Century Regional Detention Facility that she hoped Lohan would have a few hours of freedom to spend with her family before she went into rehab.

"She is trying to comply with all court orders," Holley said, "but she should have 24 hours at home."

The latest development in the 24-year-old actress’ legal saga attracted a crush of media and paparazzi to the Lynwood jail where Lohan had been locked up since July 20.

Lohan was kept away from other inmates for security reasons.  Lohan had been expected to serve about 13 days of a 90-day sentence ordered by Beverly Hills Judge Marsha Revel. A reduction for good behavior, as well as a program to relieve jail crowding, shortened her sentence.

Lohan has completed an alcohol education program but was found in violation of probation because she did not attend classes regularly. 

Despite a tough period adjusting to jail life, Lohan remained cooperative and became more subdued as days passed, according to law enforcement sources.

Two civil-rights leaders called on Lohan to use the media storm to draw attention to the needs of incarcerated women.

"Lohan has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use her celebrity status and mass media drawing power to be an advocate for female prisoners in the L.A. County jails," said Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Eddie Jones, president of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Assn., in a press release. "Her incarceration then would mean much more than another high-profile celebrity photo-op session."

-- Andrew Blankstein and Rich Connell

Photo: L.A. County Sheriff

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Is this a joke?

Lohan had two different chances to not go to jail, rehab or long-term probation had she accepted the offer the prison minister, Marty Angelo made to her in 2007 and again in 2010. She could have gone into a faith-based residential treatment program for 12-months for free. Angelo even offered to serve her entire sentence if she was willing. Willing? Did I say willing? Does this knucklehead ever do anything "willing" other than go out partying? check out Angelo's story on his website. It really is interesting what he had to say. He was even in court with her father on the day she turned herself in. Wake up, Lohan.

This is just ridiculous. Thanks for saying it's okay for celebrities to ignore the law. The courts are a joke for this.

Prescription Drugs REHAB - Finally

Her dad has pleaded with the court for several years to investigate the Doctors who were writing her prescriptions for mood drugs - known to cause impaired and erratic behavior.

She would obviously benefit from Court Ordered Rehab - to break the prescription drug dependency caused by these Doctors.

Shawn Chapman Holley you are an enabler and dangerous to Lindsey. She does NOT need to spend 24 hours with her family prior to treatment. Her family IS part of the problem.

She needs to be separated from everything NOW.

Dear Shawn, you really need to educated yourself about this deadly disease before you cause more harm.

They are going to kill this young lady by being so easy on her. She should do at least a full year in jail for her own good.

The state, county and city is broke, and were wasting time and money with the likes of her?

Gee that was quick!!!!!!!!

I'm sure she's OK now.....

Lindsay Lohan's main responsibility is to regain her health and not to pretend to know anything about the situation of incarcerated women, whose treatment in jail in nearly every respect resembles nothing of her own. She served her time in isolation because she's a media curiosity. Did she even see, much less spend time with, any other women while in jail?

Racism, war, the economy is news, Miss Lohan is mis-direction. Keep her on page 6, not the main page.

Wonder how things would have gone if Lindsey had been: darker skinned, brown haired, and not a celebrity. Justice for all?

For years everyone stood by while this underage kid went out drinking in local clubs. No one ever arrested a bartender or shut down a club for serving her. More recently she's been taking her underage sister into the same places, and still no one intervenes. A lot of people, obviously including some physicians, have helped turn this girl into an addict. Lets hope she gets the help she needs now, and opens her eyes.

l wish lindsay all the best,in her fight to get over drink & drugs.All l want lindsay to know,is that she's not alone,l care for her,& hope with the grace of god,& with honest friends around her for support,she will kick this habit,God bless lindsay:)XX

Los Angeles Civil Rights Association should be focusing not only on conditions but why high profile Hollywood females are more likely to be incarcerated for victimless driving offences and basically for partying while Hollywood male batterers with unquestionable probable cause are left free to roam and not incarcerated even soon enough to protect their victims from further violence.

Lindsay needs JESUS in her life!!

Is it me...or does sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore resemble William Shatner?

Its not wonder the LA DA and justice system is the laughing stock of justice. This woman, a chronic offender given many chances to get a grip, defiantly refuses, ends up in jail for a 90 day stint, and is out in 13 days. What a JOKE! The Roman Polanksis, DUI offenders, and any other drug addicts that need help should immediately hire this sentencing judge to represent them for any future problems they may have.

The attorney is clueless...."Lindsay should have 24 hours with her family"----this is no joke----right to rehab and maybe she'll have a lifetime with her family!


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