Lindsay Lohan faces Paris Hilton treatment in jail
AP–Inside a nondescript two-story building next to a busy freeway in an industrial neighborhood far removed from Hollywood is where Lindsay Lohan will likely spend several weeks as part of her punishment for violating her DUI probation.
Lohan is slated to begin her sentence Tuesday at the bleak, 16-year-old Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., just south of downtown Los Angeles. The actress would be housed in the 2,200-bed facility’s special needs unit, where she would live in isolation for her own safety.
Thanks to jail overcrowding and a state program that credits inmates for good behavior, nonviolent female misdemeanor offenders such as Lohan typically serve only about 25 percent of their sentences, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore.
That means Lohan’s 90-day sentence could be reduced to about three weeks and she could be out of jail in time for the premiere of “Machete,” the action-thriller opening Sept. 3 that stars Lohan as a nun.
It won’t be Lohan’s first time inside the lockup, which has served as Los Angeles County’s only all-female jail since 2006. The actress spent about 84 minutes there in 2007 for a drunken driving offense, reduced from her already trimmed daylong sentence because of the overpopulation issue. She was searched, fingerprinted and placed in a holding cell but allowed to keep wearing her street clothes.
This time, with a much longer sentence, the 24-year-old “Mean Girls” and “Georgia Rule” star will most certainly have to trade her sparkly Pamella Roland jumpsuit — or whatever ensemble she decides to wear going in — for a jail-issued orange one. Lohan will also be asked to arrive empty-handed and must surrender any jewelry.
Besides the jumpsuit, Lohan will also be given a set of simple toiletries that all inmates receive: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, deodorant, shampoo and shaving implements. Paris Hilton received one for her own secluded 23-day stay in 2007 for reckless driving charges, according to Whitmore.
Like other inmates in the special-needs area, Lohan will be served her meals in her cell and will be allowed outside the 12-foot-by-8-foot space for at least an hour each day. With only a public pay phone at her disposal, the frequent micro-blogger will likely be silent on Twitter during her incarceration. Cell phones and computers aren’t allowed inside.
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