Lindsay Lohan could receive home detention again
Lohan earlier this year served 35 days under house detention at her home in Venice, in lieu of a 120-day jail sentence, because her misdemeanor shoplifting conviction was a nonviolent offense.
Officials say the massive transfer of offenders from state prisons to jails makes it more likely the L.A. County sheriff's and probation departments would use ankle bracelet monitoring for any jail term in Lohan's case.
The actress was recently kicked out of a program at the Downtown Women's Center, where she was ordered by a judge to do community service after her conviction in the theft of a necklace from a jewelry store.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner on Wednesday will review Lohan's probation progress as part of a sentence stemming from a 2007 drunk-driving conviction and the May theft conviction.
The judge could declare herself satisfied with Lohan's progress or set a hearing to decide whether the actress' behavior amounts to a violation of her probation and requires that she be jailed.
Lohan rarely appeared at the women's shelter for her 360 hours of required service and never showed up at the L.A. County coroner's office, where she was supposed to do another 120 hours of community service.
"She was terminated from the women's center program for failing to show up. This was one of the terms of her probation. So we will seek jail time for her," said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office.
Lohan was ordered in May to have her 480 hours of community service completed by April 2012.
As of last week, Lohan had completed 21 of the hours required at the skid row shelter for women, according to law enforcement sources.
Jane Robison, a district attorney's office spokeswoman, confirmed that because she failed to keep appointments at the women's center, she was transferred to the American Red Cross for those community service hours.
A spokesman for the actress acknowledged last week that she transferred to the Red Cross.
In a posting on her Twitter account last week, Lohan defended herself.
"I am not to be made an example of anymore. I am working hard and fulfilling my obligations every single day, to the court as well as myself," she wrote. "If I travel, its for work and its been approved. As is anything I do when I leave the state. I'd appreciate it if people will just let me do what is asked of me, so that I can get my life back. Please ignore the reports which have no truth to them. Thank you."
Lohan on Thursday night took to Twitter again and said photographers did not see all her trips to service: "I just want it to be known, that just because I was not followed&photographed during the times I've gone to community service, does NOT mean that I wasn't following my obligations (by going) to the court."
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Lindsay Lohan at one of her court appearances. Credit: Los Angeles Times