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Lindsay Lohan allowed to keep hair extensions in jail; officials say it's not special treatment

July 27, 2010 |  7:31 am


Actress Lindsay Lohan is keeping her hair extensions in jail -- but authorities insist it does not amount to special treatment.

Lohan's hair extensions were not removed by L.A. County jail staff when she entered the Lynwood detention center because they are essentially sewn in near her scalp, officials said.

Since Lohan entered the Century Regional Detention Center, some released inmates have complained in the media that Lohan still had extensions when other inmates were forced to remove them.

Steve Whitmore, a sheriff's spokesman, said extensions are removed when they are detachable from the inmate's hair. In Lohan's case, her hair extensions were not removed because they were bonded into her hair, Whitmore said.

During her stay, sheriff's officials have come under tough scrutiny for how they treated the actress after accusations Paris Hilton in 2007 got special treatment at the facility. Lohan is expected to be released next week after serving 13 days of 90 days. The 13 days is a result of jail overcrowding and credit for good behavior.

-- Richard Winton

Photo: Lindsay Lohan appears in court in Beverly Hills as she surrenders for a 90-day jail sentence for violating the terms of her probation on drunk-driving charges. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times