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Lindsay Lohan treated like 'common criminal' in L.A. County jail, mother says

July 30, 2010 |  7:36 am


There's been much speculation about how Lindsay Lohan is being treated behind bars at an L.A. County jail in Lynwood.

She's been allowed to see visitors, keep her hair extensions, and get some mail. But L.A. County sheriff's officials insist she's not getting special treatment.

And her mother -- who has visited Lohan in Lynwood -- agrees, saying "she’s treated like a common criminal.”


Dina Lohan told Radar Online that reports about special treatment are overblown. “She doesn’t have cellphone privileges, that’s absurd. She doesn’t even have a pillow to sleep on,” she said.

The actress, serving a jail term for violating her probation, is getting about 250 letters a day, officials say.

“Most inmates don’t get as much mail as Ms. Lohan is getting,” said Steve Whitmore, a sheriff’s spokesman.

Like any other inmate, the actress is allowed to keep 10 pieces of mail at any given time and must return the letters to get new ones, Whitmore said. The mail, he said, is delivered with each shift in the module after it is checked for contraband.

Sheriff’s officials say she is expected to be released next week after serving about 13 days of her 90-day jail sentence.

Because of time reduced for good behavior and jail overcrowding, however, female nonviolent inmates typically serve a small part of any given sentence. Once Lohan is released next week, she will have plenty of time for reading. Judge Marsha N. Revel has ordered she enter a rehabilitation facility for another 90 days in connection with her 2007 driving under the influence conviction.

-- Richard Winton and Shelby Grad

Photo: Lindsay Lohan arrives at the Beverly Hills courthouse earlier this month to begin serving her 90-day sentence. Credit: John W. Adkisson / Los Angeles Times