Lindsay Lohan to Serve Just 2 Weeks

Authorities say packed facility, nonviolent crime spared Lohan the full 90-day jail sentence for probation violations

Last Updated: July 20, 2010 @ 3:34 PM

Update 3:15 p.m. Tuesday:

 

Lindsay Lohan will spend a grand total of two weeks in jail, the LA County Sheriff's department says. 

"It's about 13 to 14 days, give or take," Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told TheWrap Tuesday afternoon. Sentenced to 90 days by Judge Marsha Revel for probation violations stemming from a 2007 DUI, Lohan surrendered to authorities Tuesday morning. 

Though significantly less than the 22 days most expected, a person close to the case said that the reduction in Lohan's sentence is truly due to prison overcrowding and the non-violent nature of her crime.

Concerns for Lohan’s safety in the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., were not a factor. "She'll be fine," the person said. "She's not among the general population.

Update 2 p.m. Tuesday:

 

Lohan was booked at the Lynwood jail around 10:15 a.m. and began the standard set of medical and mental evaluations that all prisoners in  California undergo. Sheriff's department spokespeople says they should know later Tuesday exactly how much of her 90-day sentence the actress will actually spend behind bars.

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It’s showtime for Lindsay Lohan — jail time, that is.

In a short, five-minute appearance, the 24-year old actress surrendered to authorities in Judge Marsha Revel's Beverly Hills court Tuesday morning to begin her 90-day jail sentence for probation violations.

She now travels to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, for her actual incarceration.

Lohan arrived in court behind sunglasses. She was accompanied by her mother, also in sunglasses and matching black leather jacket, and her former and now present lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, who had quit the actress’ case on July 8.

Holley was replaced last week by O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Shapiro; reports Tuesday morning that he was no longer on the case seemed substantiated by Holley's appearance.

(Update: As Lohan goes behind bars, the sideshow of who her actual lawyer is seems to be concluded for the time being.  Holley confirmed to TheWrap that Shapiro was "brought in as a consultant but Lindsay decided it wasn't working out." )

Despite repeated statements from the actress that she wants nothing to do with her "ex-father," Michael Lohan, along with his attorney Lisa Bloom, also was in the courtroom.

As her father yelled out, "We love you!" a handcuffed Lohan was led out of the courtroomand out of the back of the courthouse by sheriff's deputies.
After the proceedings, Bloom told the media that Michael Lohan still thought jail was not the right option for his daughter — and that he is "praying" for her.

The actress made no statement. Though on her Twitter account  Monday evening, Lohan wrote: “The only "bookings" that i'm familiar with are Disney Films. never thought that i'd be "booking" into Jail … eeeks.”

Eeeks, indeed.

Also Tuesday morning, Judge Revel altered Lohan's immediate post-jail rehab requirement. Lohan must now enter a 90-day in-patient facility within 24 hours of her release. Initially, Revel had ordered her stay begin within 48 hours of release.

The actress has been in West Hollywood’s Pickford Loft’s sober living facility for the last five days.

Holley, in  a brief statement to the press, said that she was proud that Lindsay had completed her alcohol treatment program. "She stepped up," the lawyer said of Lohan's treatment and incarceration,"  and accepted responsibility."

Outside the Beverly Hills courthouse, a lone pink-T-shirted fan held a "Free Lindsay" sign, screaming out the slogan to watching media and bemused passersby.

With prison overcrowding and the non-violent nature of her crime, which stems from a 2007 DUI and a cocaine and booze fuelled car chase through L.A., Lohan will probably only serve about 22 days or 25 percent of her sentence behind bars.