Lindsay Lohan could spend less than day in jail for 1-month sentence
Although Lindsay Lohan received a 30-day jail sentence Wednesday after admitting she violated probation, she will not serve more than a day or two in L.A. County jail because of overcrowding, officials said.
Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said because Lohan is a nonviolent offender sentenced to less than 90 days in jail, she "would be essentially booked and released."
"That could take a day or two," he added.
Lohan is scheduled to surrender Nov. 9 for her fifth jail term.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner said she would suspend an additional 270 days of the actress' sentence for violating her probation on jewelry theft and drunk-driving convictions, but that Lohan must follow a strict schedule of community service and psychotherapy sessions.
The judge said she would move all of Lohan's community service to the county morgue because a woman's homeless shelter told the court the actress was too much of a "bad example" to work there.
After Lohan admitted in court Wednesday that she has violated the terms of her probation, Sautner outlined the terms of the actress' community service and told her, "This is known as putting the keys to jail in the defendant's pocket."
Lohan will have to serve 12 days working at the 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 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 the actress finished her sentence early.
"I will be the happiest judge around if you finish early," Sautner said.
-- Richard Winton at the Airport Courthouse
Photo: Lindsay Lohan in court with attorney Shawn Holley. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters