Lindsay Lohan leaves jail for hospital
Monday 02 August 2010
For the first time in several years, Lindsay Lohan found herself being rewarded for good behaviour today, when she was whisked-out of prison under the cover of darkness and allowed to swap her spartan jail cell for the gilded cage of an upmarket Los Angeles rehabilitation clinic.
The actress emerged from the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood shortly after 1.30am and was driven to a treatment facility run by UCLA, where she is now required to spend the next three months being weaned-off alcohol, prescription painkillers, and recreational drugs.
Her release came 13 days into a 90-day jail prison sentence which had begun last month, when a judge found that she had repeatedly violated the terms of her probation on a 2007 drink-driving conviction by failing to attend a series of court-mandated “alcohol education” classes.
Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the LA County Sheriff’s Department, said that Lohan owed her early release partly to good behaviour, and partly to a programme aimed at reducing chronic overcrowding in local prisons. She was taken directly to the UCLA facility, with a police escort.
“When an inmate is released they leave with the clothes they came in,” he told reporters. “She was given two huge bags full of mail and books. She was noticeably moved by the amount of mail and books sent to her. She thanked everybody as she left.”
Lohan was once one of Hollywood’s most promising young actresses, but her career has nosedived due to an erratic private life which has been endlessly chronicled by the local paparazzi. In a (largely successful) effort to outfox photographers gathered outside the prison in Lynwood, two black “decoy” Cadillac Escalades drove away from the facility, half an hour before she was more discretely slipped out.
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
Nepal earthquake in pictures: Photos show devastation caused by 7.8 magnitude earthquake
Nepal earthquake: More than 1,100 killed across four countries and in Mount Everest avalanche
Royal baby: Live updates as superbug closes ward at St Mary's Hospital where Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth
Hermann Goering's daughter fails to reclaim items looted by Nazi deputy during WWII
Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
£50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, Stock...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join one of...
£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This privately-owned company designs and manuf...