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Lindsay Lohan walks out of jail [Updated]

 

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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It would be nice to know how many other female inmates have been released after serving 13 days of a 90 day sentence. Any place a person can find that?

Good for her! And may God bless Lindsay Lohan.

It seems that the judge did decide for the unhumane treatment when she did not allow her to see her family before entering treatment which is basically waste of time and money.

If people have an addiction, they cannot be treated before they acknowledge the need for treatment and at no point did she publicly ask for treatment. In that case she should be left alone or given another kind of punishment if she did violate anything.

Having surveyed the treatment options for minors in the United States we at a NGO in Denmark has found facilities ready to treat children for everything as long as someone pays. Beside drugs- and alcohol minors have been treated for gender issues, religious issues and even political issues on U.S. soil.

When is it acceptable to treat a child just because he wants to vote for politicians the parents find awful? The answer to this question should be never, but it has been done.

Lindsay Lohan did break the law, she violated her probation. It would have been fine with all if she had gotten even more prison time or community service or a larger fine. It would have been fine with all if she had received a life long ban on driving.

But sending her to rehab is not about preventing her from driving drunk again. It is about changing her lifestyle, which she could have maintained with no problems for her family, friends and career as long as she would have avoided driving. It is not OK to punish for something which might not be ethical but legal.

It is a shameful moment for the United States and she is heading down the same road as Frances Farmer in the hands of a medical industry which hasn't evolved since the 1950's in that area.

As a black man, I get a kick when I am able to say, "There goes good ole Earl Hutchinson again." If there is a camera or tape recorder, Earl is spouting his garbage. Earl, how about telling people to stop committing crimes, thus avoiding jail all together.

Are you kidding me? The "needs of incarcerated women"? DON'T COMMIT CRIMES!

No wonder celebrities and citizens commit crimes. It's because of how the court lets people go free with out even serving their entire time. I hope the Judge in this matter feels like we all do. Frusterated. Granted she has an addiction problem, however that is not the courts or facility's concerns. She will evtually get the help she needs. As far as I am concerned she needs to be held to the same standard as everyone else who is convicted of a crime and serve her punishment. THIS WAS A JOKE!

Only 13 of her 90 days spent in jail. Must be nice to be a celebrity......

She is a joke, i cant believe she's getting so much media attention. Where are the role models? this is pathetic!

Figures...was obvious that she wasn't going to serve the full 90 days in jail. I guess if it were any "regular" conviction, that person would still be in jail. Hopefully she has learned her lesson and be a positive influence in society.

She will be fine as long as they keep the nutty parents and "freeches" (friends/leeches) away from her.

God bless you Lindsay. Take your power, and control of your life!!

Well, the system works, I'm sure she's leaned her lesson this time.

Wow!!! Only 13 days!!!!! What a waste of an opportunity for her to learn a lesson.

she got off easy, just like Paris did... I tell ya were all in the wrong line of work, we should all become stars, get drunk, do drugs, go to rehab, and break the law, so we can all go to rehad some more, but instead we just blow it off, like everything else, then get arrested, go to Jail, and get out of jail, a couple of days or weeks later, and then say we will never do it again... It seems that the justice system, works that way for the stars who, break the rules, or break the law, and then they just get away with it.. That's not right, if you break the law, such as speeding, and you get arrested for it, see the judge, and get 2 yrs, in jail, then you need to go to jail... If you violate your probation, for not going to rehab, you should go to jail, until your time is served.. I would go on with this rant, but it's true, when are we all gonna wake up and that this, isn't right, or fair...

LOHAN GOING FOR TREATMENT. WHAT A JOKE. LET HER DO TIME. SEE IF SHE DOESN'T CLEAN HER ACT UP. GIVE HER TWO YEARS PRISON, NOT IN JAIL, BUT PRISON. LOHAN WIL COME OUT A CHANGED WOMAN. NOT ACTING LIKE A SPOILED TEENAGER.

LOHAN YOUR A JOKE.

Amazing what money can buy!

She'll "be bahk". Unless she changes her ways.

MONEY WALKS, MONEY TALKS. LOHAN, TIME WILL TELL.

IT IS A SHAME THAT THEY SYSTEM DID NOT TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO USE THIS TIME FOR REHABILATATION. IT WOULD OF SHOWED HER THAT SHE IS NOT ANY DIFFERNET THEN ANYONE ONE ELSE.
As far as the civil right groups are concerned, think of the peoples civil rights that are hurt and damaged because of careless individuals like Lohan that are out there driving drunk! DON'T FORGOT THE DEAD AND DIEING!

Re. Cleo:

"Are you kidding me? The "needs of incarcerated women"? DON'T COMMIT CRIMES!"

Admirable sentiments there, but a little naive for Americans today I think. It is very easy to "commit crimes" in America, and very easy to find oneself incarcerated for a whole plethora of things our government, with our tacit approval, has criminalized.

As long as America continues to incarcerate a larger percentage of her population that any other nation in the word, I hope someone is actively trying to look out for the "need of incarcerated women", and men, and children so all of our loved ones who might find themselves incarcerated at any time here will have a sporting chance of not being permanently damaged as a result of this government's puritanical way of dealing with those that march to the beat of a different drummer. ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States

14 days in jail, then 3 months in rehab.

Hmm, I thought jail WAS rehab for people who already failed celebrity rehab six times.

By the way, did Lindsay ever buy that chain of rehab centers she was planning? In the business world that would qualify as vertical integration. In her world, it’s starting to look like home.

If the jails are so crowded here in the Los Angeles area, why aren't these celebs sent to less crowded jails throughout the State of California to serve THEIR FULL SENTENCE???? Why does the judge even bother sentencing them to 90 days if they are only going to serve 13???

She's just another over paid no talent Drug addict!!! who cares!!??

remember if it were you or me we'd still be in jail..i guess being a celebrity has it's advantages. they seem to get away with so much these days. They should be called POLITICIANS because they are all the same!!!

SO Who Will Be Responsible for what she does Next?
Her or the Judge that sent her FREE THIS TIME?
WE WILL ALL SEE!

I plan to stop watching any shows like TMZ.
Many young people are serving this nation and are oversea for a year. How is it allowed to spend less than 2 weeks in jail for DUI. She is not an America Hero. Need more news on young people serving this country.

 
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