August 2, 2010

Lindsay Lohan released from jail

Posted: 02:16 PM ET

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - Actress Lindsay Lohan was released from the Lynwood Correctional Facility early Monday morning after less than two weeks behind bars, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Lohan was released at 1:35 a.m. (4:35 a.m. ET), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Benjamin Grubb said. He said she was taken to a treatment facility.

After Lohan was taken to jail July 20, a sheriff's spokesman said her stay would likely last between 13 and 15 days.

Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel sentenced Lohan to 90 days in jail for missing alcohol counseling sessions in violation of her probation.

But the sheriff, who runs the jail, has the power to release prisoners early because of jail overcrowding.

Lohan was also sentenced to spend 90 days in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program after her jail term is completed. Revel ordered Lohan to enter a program within 24 hours of leaving jail.

"I would like the transition to be sooner rather than later," Revel said last month.


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Tori   August 2nd, 2010 3:43 pm ET

What does this say about us? Lindsay had a three month sentence and she serves to weeks and she's let go? All she got was a slap on the wrist which isn't very fair, because if it had been someone who wasn't a celebrity they would still be in jail serving there sentence, the justice system is so messed up.

Joe G. (Illinois)   August 2nd, 2010 3:58 pm ET

Smoking, drinking, using drugs, etc, etc, etc, etc, are sins.. You can’t get rid of sins trough a Reab Stay! Lindsay Lohan could quit smoking, drinking, doing drugs (Both illegal and or Legal) quickly and easily (In a matter of even just a few hours) and without any withdraw symptoms whatsoever! Plus etc, etc, etc. Those would be just a few signs on the surface of a Reborn in Christ Lindsay Lohan. To be Reborn.. She would have to come to terms and recognize Jesus Christ has her Lord and Savior.. Be absolutely honest with Him (Something that doesn’t come easy for many people) and make a request (Pray to Him.) And if her request fell within Jesus Christ standards, He will most certainly give a unique measured portion of the Holy Spirit.. Which will in turn devastate her more than all her prior calamities combined by far by convicting her of her sins, and giving her awareness of how much she has hurt Jesus Christ. All the while, while taking watch and scores on her combat warfare against the devil who will most certainly be fighting full force (Tooth, claws and all) so to not lose grip on her soul. Hope this advice gets to Lindsay Lohan, or any other out there seeking to love Jesus Christ with all his or her all heart, mind, soul and strength. Thank you and good day.

Smith in Oregon   August 2nd, 2010 5:33 pm ET

9,400 cases containing 1 Million American taxpayer dollars each disappeared in Iraq under the utterly corrupt Republican administration of Bush-Cheney and are entirely unaccounted for. That money was originally taken from America's revenues under the guise of Iraqi reconstruction.

No wonder American's overwhelmingly do not trust the Republican party with fiscal responsibility's.

That 9.4 BILLION in cash, could have ended up in the hands of Al Qaeda making Bush-Cheney the largest donors to a known Terror Organization and the biggest hypocrites on the entire planet.

Why is News Media in America not talking about this Republican foobar? 9.4 Billion taxpayer dollars disappearing?

Gerald Jolly   August 2nd, 2010 7:35 pm ET

Thank God.

Can you imagine how cruel the judge was to sentence MISS GOODY TWO SHOES to jail.

After all she only broke about ten laws.

So why jail time???

AHHH! I guess she needed time to reconsider what drugs she should consider in the future.

Gerald Jolly   August 2nd, 2010 7:36 pm ET


Is'nt American justice great.

Cindy   August 2nd, 2010 8:44 pm ET

She goes to jail for a couple of weeks and as she leaves, she'll sell her jail time story for big bucks. Yes, justice is great but I probably won't limit that to just America.

Ruben   August 2nd, 2010 9:05 pm ET

California is broke. They let everyone out of jail early. She is no exception and treated like everyone else. So what else is new?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   August 2nd, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Lindsy didnt go to jail she went to visit a crummy motel with room all the trimmings of a honey moon sweet .

peter parker   August 2nd, 2010 9:08 pm ET

this is simply disgraceful....this girl is a threat to herself and the general public..her irresponsible behaviors n actions is dangerous and i believe she has not learned anything cause we cant speak of her feeling any punishment.....its simply ridiculous that her so called punishment must come from the rehab center and not the jail...Ridiculous!

Gena   August 2nd, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Being a celebrity did not make any difference. She was treated just like everyone else in California. No one ever serves their entire time unless they act out in jail.

Yolanda   August 2nd, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I work for LA probation Dept. . Everyone is let out of jail early. We just do not have the room. She was not treated special.

Teresa Thomas   August 2nd, 2010 9:25 pm ET

the jail time may just be the wakeup shock that Lindsey needs. Since she is rehab now it is time for her to take stock of her life and of her family and friends and get rid of the bad influences and start to make a change for the better. Best wishes to Lindsey.

Yolanda   August 2nd, 2010 9:36 pm ET

whether you have celebrity status or not, everyone gets out of jail early unless they cause problems in jail. Early release is daily for everyone.

Ruben   August 2nd, 2010 9:38 pm ET

@ Yolanda

That is so true. Everyone gets out of jail early in California because the state is broke. It does not matter if you are a celebrity or not.

Ruben   August 2nd, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Lindsay Lohan deserves just a slap on the hand. After all, she is not like a drug cartel. She just did a small infraction. So why make a big deal out of it.

Ruben   August 2nd, 2010 9:47 pm ET

We will see if Lindsay learns anything in Rehab. After all, its not like she is a big drug dealer. Why alll the stink about this?

Gerald Jolly   August 2nd, 2010 10:51 pm ET

Releasing Lindsay Lohan is a clasiic case of a broken system of the U.S.

Lindsay was released after serving 13 days of a 90 day sentence for flaunting the laws of our country.

She was released today, while inmates serving time for much lesser misdemeanors were kept in jail.

The difference being that they were not "ANYBODY" of name or consequence.

If Lindsay Lohan deserved to be released for "WHATEVER" reason ,should the same treatment not be afforded to some ordinary individual that has been incarcerated for much lesser ofences.

I believe the person responsible for releasing her should be investigated for accepting "BRIBE" money for affecting her release.

But that wont happen, in a system that has two sets of rules.

One for the celebrity starlets, and another for the ordinary kids that get caught up in the drug culture that is glorified by the "CELEBRITY STARLETS"

Shame on the system and Shame on those that violate that same system.


Esmira St.Louis   August 3rd, 2010 1:23 am ET

This is about comparing Alcohol & Drug addiction with CANCER,shame on you Mr.Daniel Baldwin you do have a CHOICE , unfortunatley we dont CANCER is not a CHOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

R M N   August 3rd, 2010 9:51 am ET

I really don't think that rehab will work for this troubled brat. She has a major problem that will only go away when she decides that it is time. Nothing will work unless she is ready for it.
She will probably get behind the wheel and have a major accident that will kill someone and maybe herself.

Vallary   August 3rd, 2010 10:40 am ET

WHO cares!!!! I mean really. She needs to grow up and get it together. Why is this news.?

frank   August 3rd, 2010 10:43 am ET

She was upset because she couldn't go home before going to rehab. Why? So she could check her stash and get stoned/drunk for one last time until she's out of rehab. I don't know why they just don't give her the pills and booze and let her get it over with. You know it's going to happen sooner or later. Maybe she can take that misberable excuse for a mother of hers with her. I'm sick of all of them.

Hugh in California   August 3rd, 2010 12:24 pm ET

Many of the comments on this blog are sicker than anything Lindsay Lohan did! You've got, "Passion, but no Compassion!"

Nana Brown   August 3rd, 2010 12:27 pm ET

What does this say about the justice system and the media? Who relay cares about if she is in prison or not we don't know the full story. How does this effect our lives ? The person who to see and hear is Mark Braverman. When will Larry King have him on his show?

Ted   August 3rd, 2010 12:30 pm ET

If you are Joe or Jane Smith and commit all the crimes Lohan commited, you certainly will not come out of jail after serving less than 15% of your time!!!

If California is broke, then they could have given her the choice of converting her time to a monetary fine.
Based on her income it should be at least $1,000 a day she comes our earlier. She would go for it and CA has a little more cash.

CA should be ashamed for its two class justice!

Gerald Jolly   August 3rd, 2010 3:21 pm ET

Is it true that Lindsay entered prison with a severe STD condition.

Let us hope if that is truue, that they kept her long enough to clear up her condition,


We dont need more of that on our streets,

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