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No jail for Lindsay Lohan — for now

November 2, 2011 | 11:24 am

Lindsay Lohan in court Nov 2 2011
Lindsay Lohan won a reprieve Wednesday from serving a long jail sentence on jewelry theft and drunk-driving convictions but must follow a strict schedule of community service and psychotherapy sessions, a judge said.

After Lohan admitted in L.A. County Superior Court that she violated the terms of her probation, Judge Stephanie Sautner told her: "This is known as putting the keys to jail in the defendant's pocket," then outlined the terms of her community service.

Lohan will have to serve 12 days working at the L.A. County morgue and attend four, 45-minute therapy sessions by Dec. 14. She is to continue that schedule each month until February, at which point she will have to serve 17 days more days at the morgue by March 9 and attend six more psychotherapy sessions.

Lohan also agreed to serve 30 days in county jail beginning Nov. 9, but she is likely to serve only six days given because of overcrowding at the facility.

Lohan was also given a new probation officer and was told not to leave the state or country without the officer's permission.

"The first time you violate, you will go to jail," Sautner said.

Lohan's attorney, Shawn Holley, asked what would happen if she finished her sentence early.

"I will be the happiest judge around if you finish early," she replied.

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— Richard Winton at the Airport Courthouse

Photo: Lindsay Lohan in court with attorney Shawn Holley. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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