Lohan sentence shrinks to 14 days

2010-07-21 08:52

Lindsay Lohan began her 90-day jail term yesterday but the troubled

Hollywood starlet’s sentence was quickly slashed to 14 days, police have

said.

An “extremely cooperative” Lohan was booked into Lynwood

correctional facility shortly after 7pm (SA Time), Los Angeles County Sheriff’s

Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore said.

But no sooner had she donned jail garb and been put behind bars in

a nine-square-metre cell than Whitmore said the actress’s sentence would be

reduced to just 14 days, with her release set for August 2.

Lohan (24), was whisked without comment into a Beverly Hills

courtroom, where she was put in handcuffs and transported to Lynwood to begin

her sentence for violating parole after a 2007 drunk driving conviction.

TV helicopters chased the police car taking the actress and model,

who was dressed in jeans and a black leather jacket, before she finally

disappeared through the gates of the correctional facility at Lynwood, in the

southern outskirts of Los Angeles.

“We love you Lindsay!” her father, Michael Lohan, shouted out. One

fan wore a T-shirt with Lohan’s picture and the inscription “Linnocent”. Others

threw gold confetti in her path.

While Lohan had broken down in tears when the 90-day sentence was

handed down, she seemed composed and resigned yesterday.

Life in the Century Regional Detention Facility will have none of

the luxuries usually available to Lohan.

Paris Hilton is among other celebrities who have been incarcerated

at the Lynwood prison and experts said wardens would carefully protect Lohan

from the kind of violence common behind bars.

Provided she behaves in prison, she’ll be out well ahead of the

September premiere of her latest movie, the action thriller Machete.

Lohan, who starred in the 1998 film The Parent Trap and 2003’s

Freaky Friday, was arrested in May 2007 after crashing her Mercedes in Beverly

Hills.

The latest calamity for Lohan did not dent the enthusiasm of fans

who remember her for a series of promising roles and celeb-page glamour.

“I’m here because Lindsay deserves the support of everyone,”

Hollywood autograph hunter Jake Byrd said.


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