July 21st, 2010
09:50 AM ET

Lindsay Lohan likely to serve 13 to 15 days of sentence

Lindsay Lohan has barely settled into her 12-by-8 cell at a Lynwood, California jail and already she’s making plans to head home.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Whitemore told CNN that “unless something unusual happens” the troubled actress - who was remanded into custody to begin her jail term yesterday - will likely serve 13 to 15 days (or 25 percent) of her 90-day sentence.

Whitemore adds that this is routine for an inmate like Lohan, who was convicted of misdemeanor probation violation in a DUI case and, in the state of California, is eligible for "good time/work time" credit (when an inmate serves their time in an acceptable manner).

According to People, the 24-year-old star will likely be confined to her cell for 22 hours each day during her stay at the Lynwood facility. She is denied access to the Internet and a cell phone, has to use generic grooming products and is not allowed to smoke.

It’s not all bad, however. “They watch 'I Love Lucy,' 'Wheel of Fortune,' and a local news channel all day long,” a jail insider told the magazine.

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  1. pattie

    oh, we are so sad for her, NOTTTTTTT, you play you pay, you pay the cost to be the boss. but time and time again this happens and the courts turn their backs, and if it were one of us, OFF TO JAIL WE WOULD GO. I DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR HER IN ANYWAY AND I THINK IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY HER MOMMY DEAREST ISN'T BEING CALLED INTO THE COURTS TO TELL WHY SHE DRINKS WITH UNDER AGE TEENS. WHY IS THIS ? cause they have hollywood on their side. MONEY TALKS AND WALKS

    August 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Noriel

    I cant believe the news coverage being given to a 20-something addict whiteTRASH Here are a few 20 year-olds worth knowing about: Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matt Weikert 29, Justus Bartett27, Dave Santos 21, Chase Stanley 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew King 23, Christopher Goeke 23 & Sheldon Tate 27. These 20-somethings gave their lives for you this week.

    July 31, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. Noriel

    the police are the dumbest people ever, ESPECIALLY when it comes to CELEBRITIES!!! they let those celebrities own them, and the judges and everyone involved!!!! it makes me sick!! I can't even look at Lindsay's face anymore!! the ugly bimbo!!!

    July 31, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Noriel

    Lindsay Lohan, 24, gets her name and face all over the news because she went to jail. Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett, 27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21, Jesse Reed, 26, MatthewJohnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher Goeke, 23, and Sheldon Tate, 27, are all Marines that gave their lives for you this week. Honor THEM by reposting this!

    July 31, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. Noriel

    Lindsay Lohan makes me ill! Someone please get her off of the T.V. and talk about a young celebrity that is doing some good in the world. Not this train wreck of a woman! She's a punk. She's lucky she is not my child, I would have smacked her upside the head by now. It's too bad Judge Rivel couldn't smack her. I bet she wanted to.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nori

    Lindsey Lohan who? I cant believe the news coverage being given to a 20-something addict actress. Here are a few 20 year-olds worth knowing about: Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matt Weikert 29, Justus Bartett27, Dave Santos 21, Chase Stanley 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew King 23, Christopher Goeke 23 & Sheldon Tate 27. These 20-somethings gave their lives for you this week.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. Reema

    She is celebrity so she gets 15 days, overcrowding is an excuse. They make this excuse every time it is a celebrity and not a common person. Special treatment for special people, they are all above law, isn't it?

    July 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Starwoman

    I think the public humiliation of being handcuffed with the media hounds in her face exploiting her is enough punishment for anyone. Remember, this is a 24 year old.. just past kidhood. Try a little tenderness...it goes a long way.

    July 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MAC Sr.

    If they really want to punish her, should make watch all the media attention this story has gotten.

    July 22, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jim

    Why even keep her two weeks. Send her home now and let her get on with killing herself!

    July 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. tired of bs

    How many NORMAL people get to go home after 14 days if they are sentenced to 90 days or is it only weird California pretend people

    July 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • stop global whining

      You'd be surprised how many "normal" get released from jail because of over crowding.Do Some research.

      July 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. larry

    i hope she gets her ass kicked real bad – pig that she is

    July 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. larry

    i hope she gets her ass kicked real bad – dbag

    July 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Emma

    I heard they can watch TV thru the bars of their cell.

    July 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Emma

    Whats with this overcrowding garbage. She is in a cell by herself away from others, so how does overcrowding play into this.

    July 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ED

    50 other non-celebrity people with the same situation would not be incarcerated at all.

    Boycott Arco
    Support City of Bell recall effort

    July 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. philbert

    People, we are wasting waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time over such a worthless story. Lets pay more attention to something like .............................. global warming, which is truly important and life threatening.

    July 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  18. ballz

    Id imagine that hardwood floor is going to need some touch-up once she goes free – 2.5 weeks ahead of schedule

    July 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  19. mathman

    so, 15 days is 25% of 90??????????????????????????????????

    July 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  20. wowlfie

    Basically we need a return to old wild west: hang em.

    July 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. hd2harley

    Why should she leave in two weeks? My son violated and had to serve the entire 90 days!!! There is NO justice in this country – especially if you are blond and make movies and have money. Lindsay should do the entire 90 days, just like any other violator and the justice system should STOP giving preferential treatment to celebrities.

    July 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      Yeah, but your kid can say he did his time and paid his debt, while everyone knows she slid past. It makes a difference later on in life.

      July 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Alex

    Lindsay Lohan is PATHETIC! She has so much money to actually do something benefitial for society but instead she parties all day and can't stay out of trouble. She is absolutely pathetic and deserves to go work in coal mines of some other country to see what actual work is.

    July 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  23. PHAN22


    July 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. just the facts

    Hiow can she watch Lucy and Wheel ALL day long when confined to a cell for 22 of 24 hours. I know that there is no TV allowed in the cells.

    July 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  25. rico

    25% of 90 days is 22.5 days. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Whitemore needs to check his math.

    July 22, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Unknown Henson

    Well, she's a busy lady, there's boozing and pill popping to do!

    July 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  27. huh?

    I remember from the video that CNN posted the day that LL was remanded into custody that the judge clearly stated that LL was NOT eligible for any work release, time off for good behavior, etc–and that upon release, she must be in the 90 day required rehab within 24 hours.

    To me, that seemed pretty clear. Apparently not so to whomever is making these statements to CNN (...or, yet another back room deal done by lawyers.)

    July 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  28. philbert

    Lindsay who?

    July 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Brandi

    I can't believe the news coverage being given to a spoiled 20 something year old. Lindsay who? Here are a few 20 somethings worth knowing about: Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matthew Weikert 29, Justus Bartett 27, Dave Santos 21, Chase Stanley 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew Johnson 21, Zachary Fisher 24, Brandon King 23, Christopher Goeke 23, Sheldon Tate 27... These 20 somethings gave their lives for you this week.

    July 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathryn

      Amen Brandi, I get so sick of all the media attention that all the messed up celebs get, what about all the people that are decent doing decent things with their lives. Where are the articles and news coverage on them???

      July 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norikin

      God Bless our Military

      July 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  30. citizenUSA

    I swear, if she comes out with all sorts of jail horror stories, being flip about the situation or acting like she's a tough jailbird now, I'm going to hurl on her.

    July 22, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  31. Trade

    As someone the same age as Lindsay, I have to say that it is people like her who give people in their 20's a bad rap. I would like to see her be a wife taking care of 2 children under 2 while working full time for the military AND managing a house and happy marriage (all while her husband, who is also military, is deployed to Afghanistan). Then tell me her life is so difficult and unfair.

    July 22, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  32. lonny

    why is it that the media folks always seem to think that these topics are actually newsworthy? everybody has their own set of problems! maybe, before you start thinking that it is really, BREAKING NEWS, you should ask for a poll to determine wether or not the majority of us COMMON FOLKS really care!!! it appears that, just because these boys and girls have lots of money, they are more important than the rest of us. "WRONG"!!!!!

    July 22, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  33. Caeser

    Oh my GOD generic grooming products,how barbaric,boy that'll teach her.
    I'm not sure who is more pathetic,Lohan for having the obstinance of a spoiled 5yr old,or the court system for rewarding it.

    July 22, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  34. Caeser

    Oh my GOD generic grooming products,how barbaric,boy that'll teach her.
    I'm not sure who is more pathetic,Lohan for having the obstiance of a spoiled 5yr old,or the court system for rewarding it.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  35. Willie12345

    She a repeat offender, so she might need to stay locked up a bit longer. It certainly won't hurt her.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  36. John Mendoza

    I don't know what she crying about since she will not serve more than 2 weeks in a relaxing cell and its like a vacation from the lime light and who sez money is not everything, If a common person does what she has done the would lock that person up and throw away the key. what good for the goose is not good for the gander.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  37. John Wolfer

    What did you expect, she is privilaged!

    July 22, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  38. why me

    .....perhaps the next time she'll kill someone while "high" and they'll see fit to give her a full month in jail.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  39. Micko

    She has to use generic grooming products? If that is not cruel and unusual, I don't know what is.

    July 22, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • why me


      July 22, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  40. Mike28

    I can't believe the news coverage being given to a spoiled 20-something year old. Here are a few 20 year-olds worth knowing about: Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matthew Weikert 29, Justus Bartett 27, Dave Santos 21, Chase Stanley 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew Johnson 21, Zachary Fisher 24, Brandon King 23, Christopher Goeke 23, & Sheldon Tate 27. These 20-somethings gave their lives for you this week. Lindsey who?

    July 22, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  41. mikee

    this is news ? um where is the news about the horrid oil spill in China and the Gulf ?
    I cannot believe someone got paid to write this article, there are too many unemployed and this person has a job ?

    July 22, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  42. WALKS

    Two worlds, The "haves" with money, fame, influence and the "Have Nots" It is amazing that those who have greater access to information, education are the ones who make a mess of themselves When they do they are excused because they were abused and not loved. The have nots when they mess up or accused of messing up, are thrown into jails and the keys thrown away. Two worlds

    July 22, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  43. Helene

    I feel sad that LL has so many problems but this is hopefully a wake up call to step up and take responsibility! Enough...I am tired of hearing about it...why is this newsworthy? It's pathetic ! I KNOW LL WILL BE RELEASED BEFORE HER ROOTS GROW OUT!

    July 22, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  44. Tommy

    If you do the crime, do the time. Why should she be different from someone that isn't wealthy or a by the wind starlet. The working class has to pay for there DUI's and other misdemeanor's, so should people like "Poor little oh Lindsay".

    July 22, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  45. Swift Justice

    Yes these Hollywood Celebs are treated differently then the 'normal' offender. Why? Money talks and BS walks.
    The latest is that LL will have ALL her MEDS with her while she is doing her scant time. How does that help her detox?
    OK....once out of the slammer she has FREE 24 hours to report to her Rehab facility.
    WOW......just think the damage she can do in 24 hours free time!!! It'll be PARTY TIME....once again.

    I predict that once REHAB is over and done with....this gal will be back to her old tricks....drinking, driving and drugging.
    What she needs is to get away from her CRAZY FAMILY.......especially her Enabling mother.
    LL nows shares something with her father that she hates so much.

    BOTH will have done time in the slammer.....ummmm now that's something to be proud of, eh? But that's Hollywood for ya.

    July 22, 2010 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  46. pepper

    what a bunch of crap, this silly little drug addicted mess is not worth our time and energy, maybe she'll be sober for a few days. At the very least she deserves to do the full 90 days.

    July 22, 2010 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  47. Cybermom

    Court system, do us all a favor and keep her locked up! One of these days she's going to hurt someone badly – keep her away from the roads and my family!

    July 22, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  48. Jon

    "will likely serve 13 to 15 days (or 25 percent) of her 90-day sentence." Someone needs to go back to math class.

    July 22, 2010 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  49. Sam

    Well that's America for you – if you're rich and a celebrity you can get away with anything!!

    July 22, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  50. OMG

    People, GET A LIFE! Your OWN LIFE.

    Good grief.....

    July 21, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vickster

      Hey, don't get all uppidity now...it seems you're reading about her too

      July 22, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  51. Lynn

    What is the point of sending Lohan to jail if she's only going to do 13 days? Seriously how is that going to help her? The reason why she's so bad is because she gets off easy everytime she breaks the law. I doubt that she's ever been disciplined by anyone, including her parents, in her entire life. This kind of treatment is just going to encourage her to continue her horrible behavior because she knows that there are never consequences for her actions. In her mind she really thinks "why should there be an consequences for me?"....because sheeeeeee's Lindsey Lohan, the superstar who can do as she pleases anytime she pleases! And don't you forget it!!

    July 21, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  52. jimmy jones

    When I hear about this Bull court system in this country, I start rooting for Al Qaeda and Taliban to kill more Americans except I want them only to be American COPS. Screw this two tiered court justice system

    July 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Dima

    This is all of us who makes them celebs, this is all of us who gives them money. Stop watching Access Hollywood or anything like it, stop reading all the yellow press, stop buying their CDs, DVDs, cloth and so on. By doing it we are giving them a fortune. She got drunk and showed us her underpants – we think its a shame, and she think its another million in her pocket. We are making them famous. Think about it.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  54. lineman

    There would not be overcrowding of jails if they would build more of them. All they have to do is raise everyones taxes a little bit and they would have enough money to build them. No one want's to borrow the money to do this so everyone should be willing to contribute out of their own pocket. If you don't want to then don't whine about Lindsay or anyone else getting out in 2 weeks.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Mary L.

    No, the jails are overcrowded, it was a nonviolent crime, however, as a person in recovery, the best thing in the world for her wold be to be sent to a rehab that is long-torm and not cushy and where she really has to do some work on her self! I know a little bit about the places she has been and they are jokes. I was in a 3 1/2 month program where you could only make phone calls with your counselor present and it was the best thing that ever happened to me! This is what it is all about, not 13 days in jail. (If I had it) I would bet her a million dollars she will be high again a week after getting out of jail! Thank You.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Elmer

    Isn't 25% of 90 days around 23? I must be missing something. Maybe I should use my iPhone calculator...maybe it does the new California math.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  57. JimmySnake

    Good for her. i unfortunately did a stint of jail time back in my college days, and...it wasnt terrible (granted itwas only for 72 hours) but all we did was watch the wire and law and order. And eat...terrible , terrible food.

    July 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Sar

    I can't believe the news coverage being given to a spoiled 20 something year old. Here are a few 20 somethings worth knowing about. Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matthew Weikert 29, Justus Bartett 27, Dave Santos 21, Chase Stanley 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew Johnson 21, Zachary Fisher 24, Brandon King 23, Christopher Goeke 23. These 20 somethings gave their lives for you this week.
    Lindsay WHO?

    July 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Starwoman

      Lindsay Lohan earned her own keep as a child. Get it ...earned it !

      July 23, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  59. mathboy

    dude Mr. Mark "i passed 5th grade math" Marino....learn some math and how to calculate a %. 15 days is no where close to 25% of 90.

    July 21, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  60. chris castor

    if it was a normal person like my self , i dont think we would get out that early, here in sd if you get 90 days you do at least 55 of them

    July 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Brandi

    Oh yeah that'll teach her... What a joke. Why waste the time to lock her up if she isn't going to serve full amount of time. Something needs to be done about this girl, or she will end up dead or killing someone else.

    July 21, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  62. cathy

    make her do something useful like serving the homeless at a soup kitchen or picking up garbage....

    July 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Guest

    She needs to sit her butt in jail for the full 90 days and if that doesn't force her to hit bottom, then she needs to do hard time just like Robert Downy Junior did. Plus, none of this gushing drama and media attention is helping her to face her addiction. The best thing that could happen to her is for the press and public to ignore her completely and let her learn to be out of the spotlight until she realizes that she's either going to end up dead or in jail for a very long time. As an addict, those are her choices if she does not choose sobriety.

    July 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  64. ghislain

    Some of you guys are soooo funny saying that we should be covering other stuff, stop reading this, we should pay attention to more important matters LOL LOL
    you guys are included in the popularity that she has and you are the reason so much of this is grabbing media attention.

    BP execs must be so happy that lindsay is getting attention away from the disaster in the gulf, Lindsay by herself probably made BP stocks go up a few $ from attention being put somewhere else

    July 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  65. KLD

    Ok CNN/HLN..................ENOUGH already about Lohan!!!!! Do you really think that the majority of America cares what this spoiled brat does? Ya she's getting preferencial treatment, yes she's an addict. We KNOW ALREADY! So please stop talking about her ad nauseum. There are more important issues to discuss in this World at this time. How about covering important stuff?

    July 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • SilentBoy741

      Yeah, more iPhone stories! You haven't put up one of those in like an hour! Oops, spoke too soon...

      July 22, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott from NY

      Perhaps if you stopped clicking on these kind of articles you would be one less contributor to an article in which you deem "pointless." It all starts with one person. Either you're with that movement or you're just a contributor.

      July 22, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  66. Stacy

    Really people she has to use generic grooming products! How much is she supposed to endure! The poor girl, someone PLEASE let her out! This might kill the sweet, charming, respectful and hardworking young lady.

    July 21, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  67. kathryn garner

    Every night I watch the same thing on your show. And you are a self-admitted addict. Why don't you lay off Lindsay. You, Nancy Grace, the media at large, the judicial and penal systems. Lay off that child. Were you a darling when you were using. I think not. I, too, am an addict.

    July 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Kelcy, Colorado

    LL has to report to rehab within 24 hrs of her release from the jail. The rehab facility is being selected based on her medical and psych eval conducted upon her arrival at the jail. No doubt it is one geared toward celebs but most rehab programs are kind of like being in boot camp.

    This is her attention getting step which hopefully will shake her up enough to work. Lets hope so for herself. Seemed to work for Robert Downy Jr as well as Hilton.

    July 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  69. JC

    Do you think she could get a few more injections in her lip? How old is she? She looks like daffy duck. Sorry but no sypathy for someone who had it all and blew it. What was that one hotel bill worth for the year? A millions. Drug addicted idiot in high heals who should serve everyday.

    July 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Joy

    She is NEVER, NEVER going to learn anything as long as she doesn't have to serve the time. Lindsay will probably be dead with in a year.

    July 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Azhid Madrors

    Whoo-ee, what a lot of law-and-order folks coming out from under their rocks.. Let's see: Osama still on the loose, check. Chimpy and Darth still running around unindicted, check. No arrests in the oilcano fiasco, check. But thank God we have this one dangerous criminal off the streets. A rhetorical (I'd hope) question for the Spanish Inquisitors: If you saw somebody fall over and hurt themselves, would you pick them up, dust them off and get them some help, or would you point and mock? 87% of the current poll seem to favor the latter. Do let us know when you've finally passed through this stage of infantilism you seem to enjoy so much, won't you? Kthxby.

    July 21, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  72. james

    If anyone thinks this is a cure for alcohol/drug abuse, theyre wrong. Im sure LL is choosing which bar to have her release party in now.

    July 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Al

    Hey can anyone read person, if you think that the law is equal for the average joe or joesephina.. then you are dead wrong. It's not the overcrowding of the jails. If you commit a crime then you should have to serve your entire jail time like I did (by the way I was a model inmate) but I served 30 days and the judge ruled that I serve 30 days. That is it... the law is the law. If the judge says 90 days, then you serve 90 days cause that's what the rule book says. If we can bend and break laws because of our status in society or how much money we have, then the law is a joke

    July 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • can you read

      what was the crime that you served your time for and what state are you in? This is not the case in california and no one here serves a full sentance. I work in a county jail and we early release people all the time. If we had more jails this would not be the case but unfortunatley it is the case here in california

      July 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • can you read

      Here is a article about it. No where does it say for celebrities only
      Time Off for Good Behavior
      Did you know that inmates in the Orange County Jail rarely serve their entire sentence? Currently the jail offers one day off for every two days served for good behavior.

      How hard is it to get time off for good behavior? Not very – all inmates are automatically given time off and must do something to actually lose their time off. These are usually very serious offenses such as excessive fighting, smuggling drugs in to jail or arguing with guards.

      According to several former Orange County inmates there are constantly rumors going around that the time off for good behavior will be increasing due to overcrowding but these rumors are never true and have been going on for years. If you or someone you know is going to the Orange County Jail you can count on them either getting out 2/3 into their sentence or on appeal.

      July 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al

      Read above my comment to deni stone and you will see the crime I committed.

      5 years ago I violated my probation on a DUI and drove to court on a suspended license (as I had no other way to get there), mind you I was stone cold sober... but the cops followed me out of the courthouse and locked me up for 30 days. I was not treated with any respect, no courtesy to get my affairs in order, no looking at my history with the law (as I had none) they just threw me in LA county jail for 30 days. Guess what I learned my lesson, never again will I break the law

      July 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • can you read

      lol that's funny that you had to do your full sentence when conicted murders and rapists in federal prison can even qualify for early release. You got a bum rap lol

      July 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh really???

      Based on your logic the "average joe" that blew my uncles face off duringt a robbery would still be sitting in his prison cell since he was sentenced to life in prison so he automatically serves his full sentence. He was sentenced to life in 1987 and was paroled in 1997 and is walking the streets even now. Please tell me how 10 years served = a life sentence.

      July 22, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  74. can any one hear read

    This has nothing to do with her being a celebrity. This is how the jail systems work for everyone in california. For non violent crimes you do not serve full sentences unless you cause problem or troble and do not get time off for good behavior. Our prisons are overcrowded and this is why she will be let out, she is going straight into rehab after this as well. People are such haters.

    July 21, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  75. M. Gonzales

    As one that worked as a Corrections officer in a large jail for many years I can say in my opinion her sentence is about right. People scream on one foot we should jail the real criminals but ignore the fact that no crime can go unpunished because why would anybody follow the law if small crimes were always ignored? That being said most jails ARE overcrowded and they Do want to make room for the "Real" criminals. So this young lady will go in for a few weeks and find out very quickly, nobody cares who she is and she is just another crook at that jail. She will wake up at about 5:30-6am eat a yummy breakfast, then kill time untill lunch....kill time untill dinner...go to bed and thats about it. Jail is not Prison and while it is dangerous it is no were near as dangerous as a prison with lifers as most jail residents are still going too court and on there better behaivor. Will she learn something from this? I doubt it since she has been blaiming everybody but herself but a little bit of self reflection never hurt anybody who knows.

    July 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Wow, too bad there are no thumbs up options on these comments. That was probably one of the most concise intelligent and enlightening posts that I have ever read. Thank you.

      July 21, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Al

    Basically what it all boils down to is that the law is not equal for every man woman and child, the rich can get away with murder. If you can't trust the laws of your state to be fair with you, then you can not trust the country as a whole. I love this country, would not want to live anywhere else, but we the people are not equal and I have come to accept that fact... so should you.

    July 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • can you read

      This has nothing to do with who she is. This is about overcrowding. The same thing applies to anyone who has good behavior or works while in jail if the crime is non violent

      July 21, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  77. ghislain

    Kinda funny how everyone jumps to the conclusion that she is hooked on drugs and an alcoholic. That she needs treatment, detox ect....
    Has she even been evaluated by a specialist? I dont think so the law is just made in a way that if you are convicted of a dui you are an alcoholic.... doesnt make sense to me, if you get caught with a joint you are a drug addict..... does it make sense to you guys?
    We are so quick to label people
    Who here has never made a mistake, hopefully we learn from them before someone gets hurt so I am glad to see that this sentence is affecting her quite a bit and hopefully she will learn from her mistakes and that it will make her more responsible. We all learn from our mistakes and sometimes repeat them until we realize fully the implications of what we do
    Good luck Lindsay and hopefully you come out even stronger

    July 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  78. mario

    She did the crime...make her do the hard time! Don't give this prima dona a break! Make her do 91 days instead!

    July 21, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Paul

    2 weeks! Yeah, likely not unique to yet another member of the Staggering Socialite Sociopathic Starlet Society......with the overcrowding and such. So, do they somewhat compensate by or impose a driver's licence suspensation for equal time, or will the crazy b***h be blazin' and ragin' down the highways within a month ?

    July 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Cassandra

    She needs to do the complete 90 days. This will help her to get the rehab she desparately needs. If it were my daughter, I'm certain I would be at my wit's end and would ask the judge to keep her so she can get well. She apparently can't get clean on her own and needs this. If they release her early, they will only be hurting her. If she can do the crime, then she needs to do the time. Any average Joe would do their complete time. I don't care what anyone says, she is only getting out early because of her celebrity status. And yes, celebs to get away with murder. Just ask O.J.......

    July 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  81. drew

    Wow. I think everybody needs to reread this article and understand that it is not because she is a celebrity. And........ If you are complaining that she gets special treatment, and you don't, then head to Hollywood and audition.

    July 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  82. ccwriter

    Early release is also dependent on "good behavior." Let's see how well she behaves having to quit smoking cold turkey, or if they deny her some of her medications. And watching "Wheel of Fortune" all day long would probably drive ME postal!

    July 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Tony

    Why are you guys so angry. She is doing the time as anyone else. If she is release by the Sheriff earlier as other non violent inmates so be it. Thats how it works. You guys sound like this girl rob you or hurt you. She needs help, and once she comes out she would be checking in in a rehab. How the rehab would be, well she worked hard while a kid so she can afford the best one. Is that also bad? Not because you are miserable and broke, you need to insult and hate others. Go and make some money and you will see how many others will hate yoyu to. Think of this girl as your only daughter, what would you do and feel for her.

    July 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisB

      AMEN. Thank you. Honestly, people's kneejerk reaction to celebrity news is to say the harshest, most misunderstanding thing they can... no sympathy exists for celebrities. Yet if it was their own family, they'd be all "noo, she's a non-violent offender" and such...

      July 22, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  84. JC in Dallas

    Ms. Lohan should have emancipated herself years ago from her parents and their destructive home life....the fact that her parents are trying to cash in on her current situation with interviews and the like speaks for itself....hopefully jail will make her wake up and face reality...get clean, get out of Hollywood and the toxic environment, and find some place quiet to heal...Demi Moore had the right idea by relocating her family years ago to raise her girls in a small town in Idaho...don't hear much about bad behavior from the Willis girls, do you? I feel sorry for Lindsay...she hasn't had much positive structure in her life to steer her clear of all the destructive behavior...

    July 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • tcaros

      Good catch. I'm glad somebody's paying attention to math. I gues if you get 30 years for murder you only have to serve 25% or 5 years!
      (don't expect a lawyer to know math, it wasn't in their coursework)

      July 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Danny

    Lol, since when is 13-15 days 25% of 90? more like 16%.....

    July 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  86. MsLady74

    Nothing like "celebrity"!

    July 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  87. hittin' Harlow

    i dont know why everyone is soooo surprised. Of course she was going to get out early. there are far more serious cases happening and they need to the space. That is how it is. If it irritates everyone so much, stop paying attention to her stupid ass and she will go away.

    July 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |

    AMEN marta~ serisouly people i am sure most of you are doing things in your own private life that would not look so good under the public eye.....build a bridge and get over it

    July 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  89. marta

    I get that nobody likes anybody treated better than themselves... But, seriously, why does so many people hate Lindsay so much? She's not the first celebrity to use drugs, get DUI's and go psycho on others...! Off the top of my head I remember that; Britney Spears, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Kloe Kardashian, David Hasselhoff,Alec Baldwin, Downy Jr., etc... have gone through similar situations and people don't feel such hate against them!

    I think Lindsay is mostly destroying herself. Yes, it's really sad, but at the end of the day it's her freaking life and she can do with it, whatever she wants.

    July 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Mike dallas texas

    could it have anything to do with the arrogance of some judges, or maybe a judge with an ego or a book to write , well who knows ?

    July 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  91. maeve

    Calif has money problems. The problem for a judge giving someone a sentence–(for instance) 90 days. Now the word is out-she will only serve 23 days (good behavior?). Now the convicted person will serve 13-15 days. Does this encourage people to respect the law and our courts? The law is a game of "let's make a deal! Behind door #1–13 days! What a farce! Excuse- the jails are overcrowded (we've been hearing that for years). Maybe, prisoners need room mates. Maybe Calif. needs a tent city. Handling sentences like this is not a deterent. It just makes offenders arrogant.

    July 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  92. dave in allen

    Ok. I have two points..
    A. I thought time off for good behavior was 1/3 of sentence time.. but maybe that fluctuates per city or jail. depending upon overcrowding etc.

    b. We should really consider.. if its really worth it to spend all of the cities money on courts.. da time etc.. on something that in the end is going to give 15 days.

    July 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Mike dallas texas

    just get her out of jail, i don't want to pay taxes to keep her pent up, the Judge should give her a stiff monetary fine . Lohan has plenty of money and can afford to pay a big monetary fine and just go on and do what she does, if she does more illegal stuff, just bring her back to court, find her guilty, and access her more money as much as the law allows. I dont really care what she does , just dont need for me to pay taxes to keep a wealthy person in jail for nothing.

    July 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave in allen

      well your not paying taxes on this....
      its not a federal pen.

      July 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Ericatexas

    She violated her probation how may times.... she was wearing an ankle braclet that did not even stop her from drinking...now she is only serving a meer two weeks... no wonder she thinks this is a joke and can get a way with everything casue she does... SHE IS THE JOKE

    July 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  95. danomontana

    Ingorant people. She is not in jail because of a DUI. She is in jail for a probabtion violation (for not going to drug treatment) The probation was ordered as sentence for her DUI which is normal for 1st offense. That is all she is convicted of.

    July 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  96. CK

    The courts need to teach these people a lesson. For those of us who are not celebrities, we are not given any special treatment and serve what ever the court dictates and so should they. This is to the judge, I vote to make her and all celebrities serve whatever sentence they are given. Spoiled little rich girl, get a life... hope she has to work in the laundry... Oh, what am I saying, poor little rich girl will cry her way out of working.

    July 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Since you are voting on crafting a new rule that would regulate everyone under it, then you need to clear up any ambiguous terms that could be confusing to the court. Could you please articulate your definition of "celebrity." Remember, you want all people to be treated equally, so you need to have a definition that will lack ambiguity. What criteria would you recommend to determine if a person is a celebrity in the eyes of the law?

      July 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  97. kitty

    This girl needs help from a treatment center..her family also needs help for thier denial of her problems. Sadly, this will continue becuase no one cares about her over all health (mental, physical, emotional) Maybe she will get help – look at Britney Spears she finally got the help she needed. there is always hope i guess

    July 21, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Jerry

    Wow a whopping two weeks in the clink. Like that will really teach her a lesson.

    July 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Sean

    Maybe this should serve as a wake up call to those curious about WHY the California prisons are overcrowded. We have a population that is exceeding our resources and infrastructure, and there are so many laws on the books that everyone is a criminal at some point in their life. Police arrest people for breaking the law and so they are just doing their jobs, and aren't responsible for overcrowding. Prosecutors go ahead and prosecute law breakers and say their just doing their jobs, and aren't responsible. Judges hand down mandatory minimum sentences and fail to take responsibility. The legislature keeps making new laws to make more activities criminal, they are protecting everyone though and are certainly not responsible.

    July 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  100. rap

    25% of 90 days is 22 – 23 days not 13 to 15

    July 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  101. jamez

    Is she allowed over nite lesbian visitors?

    July 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Popeye

    How can she stand using generic grooming products?

    July 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  103. veronica

    doesn't anyone wonder where the writer learned to do math? 25% of 90 is 22.5 days not 13 to 15

    July 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  104. GeeMoney

    Last time I checked, 25% of 90 days was 23 days (or 22.5). Someone needs a calculator!

    July 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Thor

    I wonder if they made her surrender her false eyelashes when they processed her into incarceration...???

    July 21, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  106. Joe

    Please just do the inevitable and OD already.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |

    Are some of you people serious?
    They let murderers, rapists, child molesters, drug dealers, etc out of jail before their sentences are up.
    A spoiled little girl that hasn't done anything except to herself and you wnat her to serve her full time.
    Please. She hasn't hurt anyone but herself and the feelings of the people that love her.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  108. dks

    She promised the Sheriff tickets to her Parent Trap VII and a BJ.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  109. YAWN

    Of course she gets special treatment! Celebs always do! They can do NO WRONG! Look at any case where a famous celeb has broken the law, they do not get the same punishments as the rest of us would. Broken government, broken judicial system.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  110. Bob

    This is similar to when the media fixated on Robert Downey Jr. All the mean spirited losers take joy in celebrities downfalls. I guess it helps them take the focus of off their empty unproductive lives. Hopefully she will get a lesson from this whole scenario and straighten her life out. Kid's with money that like to party. Go figure.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  111. Vella

    Our justice department is a joke. Do you really think two weeks is enough time for a self centered person like Lohan? She doesn't take life seriously at all. Its up to the judge to show her that its not going to be her way, anymore.
    Why wait till she's dead, to wish you had done more to save her?

    July 21, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  112. darlene d

    I did say in another post that Lindsay would probably stay in jail no more than 20 days according to Hollywood standards. Justice is truly blind!!

    July 21, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  113. Bill

    My brother got a DUI in CA. And believe me he did about 50 days, and DID NOT get out due to overcrowing. This is just the excuse they use to tiptoe around the issue of treating the rich and famous better than the rest of us.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  114. Mary

    She has to use generic grooming products! LOL!!! That's probably the worst part for her!! LOL LOL

    July 21, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  115. Jmaxx30

    When we lived in CA my ex-wife rolled our car while drunk driving. We went into the court room for her DUI case there were literally hundreds of people on the docket. The court clerk stood up with a huge list of names read off about 30% of the total names on the docket (my wife's included) and said if we just read your name you can leave ... case dismissed. The prisons and court systems are flooded with DUI cases. This is not preferential treatment this is typical .... esp in CA.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  116. Patti

    How is it she can be released early for overcrowding, when she has a cell to herself?

    July 21, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Wow Patti, GOOD POINT!!! Isn't this just crap? You or I would do the entire 6 months. Money talks, LiLo walks...sick.

      July 21, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |

      Maybe they need the cell for a child molester, rpaist or murder or something like that.
      Lindsay did exactly what to someone else besides herself.

      July 21, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |

      sorry I didn't check my spelling before I posted. rapists.

      July 21, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • @Mobad

      She's in JAIL, not PRISON where the murderes and rapists are.

      July 22, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  117. justdc

    She needs to go work in the mines in some country!

    July 21, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  118. saunhi

    Legal Bureaucracy, Trash Media Industry Out-of-Control- – – – Lohan's lawyer demonstrated she was trying to achieve probation while remaining employed. All drug tests have been negative over her entire 3-year probation. This was mostly ignored because the prevailing opinion (created by the trash media to sell stories), is a spoiled celebrity who parties. Of course the Legal Bureaucracy always wants to send a message (more budget please).

    July 21, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  119. LO

    I have heard that spending one night in jail can be a nightmare - maybe the 13 days will take her to where she needs to be :out of the clubs & into rehab. Peace

    July 21, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  120. Karen

    Is she a threat to society in any way? No, besides the fact that we are all sick of hearing about her who cares. Like many have already stated this is not celebrity treatment, the jails are over crowded and why should tax payer money be spent in having her stay any longer than is needed, CA has enough budget problems without having to pay to take care of a celebrity for three months.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Sophie

      So you don't think that driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol poses any threats to society?? What about the poor family that she might end up killing?? Seriously, don't be ignorant.

      July 21, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  121. Deb

    "Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Whitemore told CNN that “unless something unusual happens” the troubled actress – who was remanded into custody to begin her jail term yesterday – will likely serve 13 to 15 days (or 25 percent) of her 90-day sentence."

    Whitemore does some interesting math...25% of her 90 day sentence is 22.5 days. It does seem as though the rich and/or famous do get preferential treatment.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  122. lance corporal

    wow, can't you people read, this is not celebrity special treatment, it is the standard deal for non violent probation violations for convictions like DUI, LIKE ANYBODY ELSE she will get the rest of her sentence suspended if she behaves and will be released on probation now with a taste of what it's like to be incarcerated and a renewed motivation (the point of locking her up) to stick to what the judge has assigned her, jails are over crowded and are stupid way of dealing with public health issues like drunkeness anyway, CA and most other states can't afford to keep people locked up for long periods of time just to make you feel better

    July 21, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • lol

      You can't blame the general public for only paying attention to celebrities... it's been this way for quite a while...

      July 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  123. TERRI


    July 21, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  124. Kevin P

    Its not ridiculous... The article made a point of saying this was pretty common in cases like Lohans. (misdemeanor probation violation in a DUI case,) Infact my cousin (who isnt the brightest bulb on the tree) also violated his probabation and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. He stayed for 15 days with good behaviour and was released. And he isnt famous or rich, he's just a nobody from Rhode Island.

    Probabtion violations are often in minimum security prisons. My cousin said the same thing, he watched TV and ate lousy food for 15 days and went home.

    I mean what do you want them to do? Put her in a maximum security penitentiary with murderers and violent offenders for 3 months?

    July 21, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Blobert

      Brightest bulb on the tree?? Must run in the family. And it might do her some good to be in prison for a while-show her where she'll spend the rest of her life if she kills someone while she's driving high and/or drunk.

      July 21, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • sai

      Maximum security sounds good. Maybe then she would get the idea that all of this is not a joke.

      July 21, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • st. nick

      Blobert, you're thick; he was obviously referring to the lights on a christmas tree.

      July 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daryl M

      Nobody said it has to be in a maximum security prison. She had her chance already with probation, which she violated several times so she deserves to serve the full 90 days (which IMO is a fair penalty). Serving only 10 to 15 days isn't much of a punishment.

      July 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Lace

    Big surprise. What a waste of oxygen, get a rope.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  126. HANEY

    Why are celebs treated like royalty? I think the tramp should spend the whole 90 day sentence in jail. She's not getting out because of over populated. She's getting out because of money. Celebs get away with murder. Its not fair for normal people. We are just as good of people as they are or better. I feel sorry for all the celebs when they meet their maker. It's ridiculous!!! This great nation of ours smells like a big ol pile of dung when it comes to celebs.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • @ HANEY

      Not to defend this wreck known as LiLo, but you are not in the position to be saying who is a better person. Some of the worst people that exist in this world are those people who think they are better than someone else.

      July 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill Kilpatrick

      I've known people who could do 90 days standing on their head. For someone like Lyndsay Lohan, two weeks will be enough. If not, she'll be back for more. Paris Hilton was out of control, went to jail and look at her now: Has she been back? No. Why not? Because jail isn't fun. The mere fact that she's actually in jail – and isn't going anywhere – has got to be her world turned upside down. There are people out there, hardened thugs, who've been in and out of jail so often, they'd consider two weeks some kind of vacation. But to go from Disney's darling to this has got to be a life-altering experience. in fact, to go from Cannes to this has got to be a wake-up call. And if it's not, someone page Dana Plato in the afterlife: Her new roommate is on her way.

      July 22, 2010 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  127. Deni Stone

    Ridiculous. Why do celebrities get treated with kid gloves? She has repeatedly broken the rules, ignored the consequences, and will again. Jail and rehab are exactly what this befuddled 24 year old needs, and deserves. If I got treated like this I'd think jail was a joke, too! Absolutely pathetic.....

    July 21, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • CazyJane

      This is not treating her like kid gloves. Its the Sherrifs discretion how long she stays not the courts. This happens all over the US because of over crowding and has nothing to do with the fact that she is a celebrity.

      July 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janice

      2 weeks is not enough time for her to get the drugs and alcohol out of her system. How can she recover if she is not punished. Seriously, these kids need to learn a lesson. Here is a great opportunity and you just slap her on the wrist. What does she need to do next? Murder someone? pay attention to her cries. she may only be 24 but she is still young and naive. and needs to get it straight and she needs to get away from her enabling mother.

      July 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • linda

      I don't understand why she isn't made to serve the who time. If Joe Public was sentenced he would serve the full 90 days

      July 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • mejazzbo

      The jails are overcrowded. If they need to deal with that situation by letting people out early, so be it. I would rather see violent criminals kept in jail for their full sentences vice the non-violent offender a mob wants to persecute as an example.

      July 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al

      deni you are absolutely correct, 5 years ago I violated my probation on a DUI and drove to court on a suspended license (as I had no other way to get there), mind you I was stone cold sober... but the cops followed me out of the courthouse and locked me up for 30 days. I was not treated with any respect, no courtesy to get my affairs in order, no looking at my history with the law (as I had none) they just threw me in LA county jail for 30 days. Guess what I learned my lesson, never again will I break the law

      July 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben Franklin

      Well this won't hurt the pampered lush too much. She ought to view it as free rehab.

      July 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • jannygirl

      Why do we, the public, the media, think that we CARE about this girl? she is nothing but trouble, a tramp and a liar. It has gotten so that we think we have to know Everything that is going on in the lives of useless people like her. We need to concentrate on the people that do wonderful things in life and give as a human being. Not useless garbage.

      July 21, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • kathy boyce

      If she is allowed to leave after two weeks in jail, she then needs to be court-ordered to rehab for the balance of the 90 days. It takes at least that long for any impact. This is not punitive; it is an attempt to help a very young woman survive her addictions. Her age may have been preventing her from understanding the magnitude of her situation. She has developed inappropriate coping mechanisms as a result of her exposure to "too much ~ too soon".

      July 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • zach

      oh wow another star getting coddled, if i was sentenced to 90 days id be there atleast 60 to 75 of those days. what a crock. must be nice to be famous so people can feel sorry for you. they make mistakes over and over again and never have to pay. I make one mistake and im locked up. what a bunch of bull.

      July 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nimrod

      Am I the only one who caught that 13-15 days is NOT 25% of 90 days? Twenty five percent of 90 is 22.5 days.

      July 21, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • KR

      Sorry to break it to you but very few offenders – to include murderers serve their full sentences. From the time you walk through the door you're getting credited time for "good behavior" which substantially reduces the amount of time spent there. Our jails and prisons are overcrowded and the offenders who have committed non-violent offenses are going to be the first ushered out the door. Those who serve the full sentences are usually the most violent and least cooperative prisoners.

      FYI – in the case of people sentenced for murder the average sentence is 381 months (31.75 years) and the average time served is 178 months (14.33 years) – this means even a murderer will only serve approximately 46% of the actual sentence. So having L.L. serve less than 25% of the sentence isn't unusual, it's the reality of jailhouse math.

      July 21, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill Kilpatrick

      Celebrities are usually non-violent offenders. Of course, some celebrities get tougher sentences: Look at Wesley Snipes. He's going to federal prison for tax evasion. He won't be out after serving 25% of his sentence.

      July 22, 2010 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Militarymale

      Justice system is a joke especially when it comes to actors, political members, and sports stars. Equal rights for all should be observed instead of ignored in our court systems.

      July 22, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • SensibleAmerican

      She's not getting special treatment. It's common that misdemeanor offenders are given the chance for early release with the option of serving their remaining sentence through work programs or community service. I speak through experience, both personal and through the experiences of close acquaintances. They seem to do this mainly not because they necessarily feel sympathy for the offender, but simply because jails and prisons are heavily overpopulated, and housing non-violent offenders is not a priority in the correctional system.

      Also, @Janice, Recovery isn't punishment. It can be, but if done the right way, it shouldn't be. You have to remember that addiction is a disease, people don't make conscious decisions be afflicted by diseases. Do you know how many illicit drugs circulate in the prison system? Often times, drugs are more accessible in jail than they are on the street. The most effective method of recovery isn't through jail time, but through professional guidance and support groups.

      July 22, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      If this prison is so overcrowded send her to one that isn't. Lindsay should have to serve her full 90 days in jail and then the full 90 days in rehab. I also think that she should not be allowed her "prescription meds" since that seems to be a source of addiction for her. I don't understand why celebrities get treated like royalty. They are NOT royalty and the only thing special about them is that they have money and do stupid things. Any normal person to pull what she has pulled would be having it a lot worse than Lindsay does.
      Cry me a river Lindsay, no one cares. You are a spoiled rich brat who thinks she is better than everyone else. Well guess what, you aren't.

      July 22, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Lem

      My sentiments exactly. It's unfortunate that there are such double standards in our legal system that uphold such actions. I have seen how some celebrities get a free pass because they enroll in a substance abuse program or some addiction program for the wealthy and get a slap on the wrist. When in actuality these programs do nothing but provide an enabling environment that does nothing to combat the real problem of addiction. I'm all for giving a person the benefit of the doubt. I'm all for second chances but sometimes people take kindness for weakness and run with it. I don't believe there will be any change in this young ladies behavior because once she's out she will be back in the environment that led to it all in the first place.

      July 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristen

      To all that think Lindsay is gettting special treatment: she is. Most women on a probation violation would serve around 72 hours due to overcrowding in the jails. Since it is not a violent offense, there is no reason to keep them longer. She will probably end up with two weeks because the cameras are rolling, even when the judge tells them to stop. She will have to serve her full 90 days in rehab. Hopefully she will get back to Shapiro's facility where he might keep an eye on her. Instead of complaining about Lindsay how about working to reform drug laws so that addicts get help and dealers and predators get locked up?

      July 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      You cannot "punish" someone into sobriety. She is going to have to want to sober up for herself. I speak from experience. She needs her a** whipped some more by drugs and alcohol. Maybe then will she be willing to change.

      July 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • RossKL

      She looks like she is on something and Lindsay should go straight to rehab to see what it is. Too many people are in jail.

      July 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      The fact of her celebrity puts a strain on everyone at the prison. People offer guards $$ to photograph her, other inmates want to **** her or beat her up, the phone rings constantly, and she probably whines constantly for a smoke. They will be glad to see her leave.

      July 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |

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