Lindsay Lohan Released from Jail

Published: August 2nd 2010
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Lindsay Lohan
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Lindsay Lohan was released from jail Monday after serving less than two weeks of her 90-day sentence. Lohan, the well-known U.S. actress, had entered an all-female jail in Los Angeles on July 20, after violating her probation on a 2007 drunk-driving charge. She is now expected to enter rehab immediately for a three-month rehabilitation program.


Actually, Lohan's early release from the Century Regional Detention Facility south of Los Angeles was not a big suprise. Inmates who are serving time for non-violent offences usually have their sentences reduced for good behaviour, and sometimes due to overcrowding. This is especially true when it comes to such famous inmates.


The provocative actress had been on probation since August 2007, after pleading guilty to misdemeanour drug charges and no contest to three driving charges. She was ordered by court to complete a series of alcohol education courses, but she failed to complete them on time and missed a number of meetings as well.


In May, an alcohol-monitoring bracelet was fitted after Lohan failed to attend a probation hearing, because she claimed to be stranded in France. Her lawyers said she was unable to fly back from the Cannes Film Festival after her passport was stolen.


Lohan's sentence has put several film projects on hold, including a role as Linda Lovelace in a movie about the 1970s adult film star's life. Lohan's last major cinema role was in 2007 in I Know Who Killed Me, which was received poorly and is considered a box-office failure. After doing her time, it is time Lindsay changed her approach -- she could succeed much more as America's sweetheart rather than the too-drunk-don't care bad girl image she has adopted.

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