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Lindsay Lohan walks out of jail [Updated]

August 2, 2010 |  2:06 am

 

Lindsay Lohan was ordered released from a county jail in Lynwood at 1:35 a.m. Monday after serving 13 days for violating probation on a 2007 conviction for  driving under the influence.

She was to go directly to a substanc Hp-lohan-freed e abuse treatment center, sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

Whitmore would not name the treatment facility but said Lohan left in a minivan with multiple individuals.

"The court order specified that certain named people would pick her up. It's our understanding she went directly to a treatment center," he said.

[Updated, 2:55 a.m.: "When an inmate is released they leave with the clothes they came in. She was given two huge bags full of mail and books. She was noticeably moved by the amount of mail and books sent to her. She thanked everybody as she left."]

The latest installment of the 24-year-old actress’ legal saga attracted a crush of media and paparazzi to the Century Regional Detention Facility, where Lohan has been locked up since July 20.

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

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

Caption: Lohan on the day she went to jail (Los Angeles Times) and paparazzi hoping to get a picture when she was freed (Getty Images)


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