Lindsay Lohan: Ready for Jail?

From news reports, Linsday Lohan sounds ready for jail tomorrow. In a tweet about her father, who is urging an appeal of her sentence, she writes: "I am in a great place and he only brings negativity in my world."

Where will she go? The media consensus seems to be Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA, where Paris Hilton served her sentence. Her 90 days, according to some sources, could be cut to 25% with good time or early release.

She is set to be housed in a 12-foot-by-8-foot cell in the 2,200-bed facility's special needs unit, where she would live in isolation for her own safety. Inmates must wear orange jumpsuits with no jewelry and are given a minimal set of toiletries. Lohan will be served her meals in her cell and will be allowed outside the 12-foot-by-8-foot space for at least an hour each day. She will not be allowed to use a computer or a cellphone.


Nonviolent female misdemeanor offenders typically serve only about 25 percent of their sentences due to jail overcrowding and a state program that credits inmates for good behavior, the Associated Press quoted the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore as saying.

According to the NBC link above, that means 23 days.

Assuming that's where she goes, if you'd like to write to her, the address is: Inmate name and Booking Number, 11705 S. Alameda St., Lynwood, Ca. 90262.

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    Yes (none / 0) (#1)
    by squeaky on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 02:16:21 PM EST
    I was taken aback by her father's recent comments about Shapiro, and her drug use. Although, I agree 100% with him that Lohan should serve no jail time, as this is a medical not criminal problem, I think that he may be a big part of Lohan's problems..

    He should step back and let his daughter make her own mistakes and decisions, imo, otherwise he runs the risk of further stunting her growth.

    Tough for the guy, I am sure.

    How can you argue no jail time? (none / 0) (#2)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 02:56:18 PM EST
    She was arrested for DUI.
    She was arrested for violating her DUI sentence and chasing someone with a SUV.

    She is/was a danger to the public!
    (And yes she is also a danger to herself as well, but our society is willing to let that slide usually.)

    When  someone's "medical problem" becomes a public safety problem, and they can't seem to restrain themselves, they need to be restrained forcibly!

    The DUI... (5.00 / 0) (#4)
    by kdog on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 03:02:06 PM EST
    was like 2-3 years ago sir...her new crime is skipping some waste 'o time court mandated classes...hardly cage worthy.

    Since she's had no dui incidents for 2 years, I see no reason to lock her arse up.  We're ahead of the game in regards to Ms. Lohan.  This is just a judge takin' perceived "disrespect" personally and using jail as a weapon.


    Who, one might ask, is more deserving (none / 0) (#6)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 03:41:29 PM EST
    of time in custody, from a public policy perspective?  Roman Polanski or Lindsay Lohan?  

    Wow (none / 0) (#8)
    by squeaky on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 03:52:54 PM EST
    You cannot help yourself, Polanski bashing at any opportunity... I guess the connection here is that they are both in the movie business?

    My philosophical question was posed (none / 0) (#13)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 04:57:44 PM EST
    to kdog, whom I expected would reply;  neither.  

    Philosophical? (none / 0) (#14)
    by squeaky on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 05:14:16 PM EST
    Wow... more like seriously provocative OT digression, imo.

    Particularly because we know where you and kdog stand on the Polanski issue.


    I think the public (none / 0) (#11)
    by MKS on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 04:53:48 PM EST
    is very invested in seeing Lohan in jail.....

    There is something prurient about it....A new episode of "Girls in Jail."

    Jail does not generally help people on the road to recovery.....


    The public, fueled by Nancy Grace? (none / 0) (#21)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 07:52:33 PM EST
    Just looking for MLB game when I passed all Lohan/all the time on Grace's show.  What a sham way to make a living.

    That lady should be put in restraints (none / 0) (#24)
    by Untold Story on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 07:59:25 PM EST
    She is so vicious, nasty, cruel, rude, so self-righteous, ignorant and narcissistic - why does anyone ever watch that awful show!  Well, I know, to each their own.

    Those poor little children - and does she really have a husband?


    Yeah, Forcible Restraint (none / 0) (#3)
    by squeaky on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 02:59:47 PM EST
    So they can get raped in jail. Good point, I am sure you feel safer now.

    Lohan pled guilty to two DUIs in 2007 (none / 0) (#9)
    by MKS on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 04:45:53 PM EST
    Both misdemeanors, non-injury.  She has committed no additional crime since then.  She has violated her probation.

    She has not received preferential treatment from the judge.   Just the opposite really.

    Do you really want to see people with drug and alcohol problems locked up?  If so, look at the people you know, and you will find someone with a similar problem.

    Unless she is segregated from General Population, she would be raped.  Women in California prisons can and do have "boyfriends"--men who work in the prison....A national study showed that a large percentage of women prisoners are sexually assaulted in prison.    

    So, to protect Lohan, she gets a version of solitary confinement that is not so different than Death Row.....

    And people just love it....I guess it makes them feel superior--or they enjoy someone else being torn down....


    I agree, MKS (none / 0) (#18)
    by Zorba on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 07:08:16 PM EST
    Yes, Lohan may have an exaggerated sense of privilege (as do many rich and famous people, in any field, whether it be acting, sports, or even big finance), but this child-woman desperately needs some intensive therapy and drug rehabilitation.  She also needs to separate emotionally from her parents way more, and they from her- they seem to be enablers.  I don't see how jailing substance abusers does them, or society, any good, especially since she has committed "no additional crime since" 2007.  The prison-industrial complex is used far, far too much for these types of cases, and for other drug users.  (I'm not talking about drunk drivers who cause serious injury or death- obviously, something serious must be done with them.)

    Perhaps the judge is trying to startle (none / 0) (#22)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 07:53:49 PM EST
    her into taking control of her life.  Wouldn't be the first time.  I am thinking of the death row inmates who "find Jesus."  

    Of course, (none / 0) (#28)
    by jbindc on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 08:49:48 AM EST
    You know very well that she us going to jail, not prison, and will probably be out in a week or two. She will be segregated because off her celebrity.  And she is not being punished for being an addict ("having a medical problem") as some around here would like to paint the story - she is going to jail because the judge told her to attend classes, she didn't do that, and then gave a lame excuse because she doesn't think the rules apply to her.  She couldn't even follow the rules at Shapiro's facility!

    "Following the rules" at Shapiro's (none / 0) (#31)
    by MKS on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 11:46:10 AM EST
    facility.  Who cares about that?  "Following the rules" is the paramount issue here.  Rulemongers in jubilance.

    I do not care one whit about rules that are about establishing control and dominance....That is what way too much of this has become all about.

      If she isn't behind the wheel, I do not care about whether she is "following the rules" or not....


    Apparently (5.00 / 1) (#35)
    by jbindc on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 12:05:09 PM EST
    The judge, in a fit of insanity, expects her to follow the rules- especially the ones the judge specifically ordered her to follow. What a society we live in when we expect people to follow the rules! Go figure.

    And my comment about not following the rules at Shapiro's halfway house was more about maybe why Shapiro isn't representing her.


    Sanity would be (none / 0) (#38)
    by Untold Story on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 01:59:35 PM EST
    someone who didn't follow rules is subjected to more rules while in a crisis situation - without having had any help as to why the rules were not followed as punishment for not following the original set of rules to begin with!

    She was set up by Shapiro for his own interests only.

    This girl doesn't need a circle of rules, she needs help in order for her to even function.


    Lohan has aged (none / 0) (#39)
    by MKS on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 03:26:09 PM EST
    In some photos, she looks to be in her mid-30s.  She is starting to look like a renegade member of the IRA from Belfast.  Her "eff you" fingernails fit that role.

    Human interest stories can always command attention....


    Sadly, her immature aging is very (none / 0) (#40)
    by Untold Story on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 04:01:02 PM EST
    noticeable - probably due to drugs - maybe that will be the incentive to get real help.

    2005 Mercedes SL-65 (none / 0) (#5)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 03:33:56 PM EST
    You seem to forget she crashed her 2005 Mercedes SL-65.  Also they found cocaine in the car but she had been taken to the hospital.  

    And lastly she accepted the plea bargain gladly, but has never lived up to it.

    And I don't think Lindsay Lohan will get raped in jail.  That is one thing about being a celebrity.  They will lock her up by herself.

    And of course there will be a sequel.
    In fact, I can already see the Movie Title.

    "Queen of the Cell Block"

    starring Lindsay Lohan, with various other known gay persona.

    It seems your real (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by MKS on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 04:48:53 PM EST
    objection is that Lohan is an actress who has had a lesbian relationhsip....

    You mention this in your post....

    That of course has nothing to do with her two DUIs....

    I would hazard a guess that you know at least more than one person who has driven under the influence at least twice......


    And Forcibly Restraining Her (none / 0) (#7)
    by squeaky on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 03:51:22 PM EST
    Is supposed to have a positive effect? Seems to me her problem is medical, and not criminal.

    If you were really concerned about your safety, you may want to do a bit of research about the effects of medical approaches to addiction v the effects of criminal approaches to addiction.

    Tiger Woods busted up his car, but I did not see you begging forcibly restrain him, or did I miss that one.


    Wow. How did Tiger get into this? (none / 0) (#12)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 04:56:21 PM EST
    Crashed His Expensive Car (5.00 / 0) (#15)
    by squeaky on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 05:18:11 PM EST
    Allegedly DUI, no damage to others, only property.

    2005 Mercedes SL-65 (none / 0) (#5)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 03:33:56 PM EST
    You seem to forget she crashed her 2005 Mercedes SL-65.  

    She is/was a danger to the public!

    Tiger Woods is a good example of (none / 0) (#16)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 05:36:04 PM EST
    why Jeralyn constantly reminds people to keep their mouths shut when contacted by law enforcement.  Worked like a charm for Tiger.

    Yup (none / 0) (#17)
    by MKS on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 05:51:56 PM EST
    The police kept trying to interview him.

    He said, no, even though the press coverage was pretty awful for him....


    she should of just gone to jail the first time. (none / 0) (#19)
    by SouthernFriedDem on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 07:34:25 PM EST

    She should of just taken the jail time originally. From what I've read she would of only dune 1 out of every 4 days she was sentenced to and then no more of this bs. She would just be on her way. I think most people that talk about her are haters!!!! Like the person that mentioned the type of car she crashed (obv jellos) and the other that mentioned her being gay (like that matters and more hate). I have had lots of friends get arrested for drug and alchol crimes and we all realized it was better to "Man/Woman" up and do the jail time then get trapped in the probation system only to be violated years later. (Obv what happend to Ms Lohan.) I wish her the best and hope she is not the victim of sexual violence. She needs to let the haters be her motivators and just serve her time and get it over with.

    I stand corrected! (none / 0) (#20)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 07:52:13 PM EST
    I stand corrected!

    She will not star in the "Cell Block Queen," but rather as Linda Lovelace in the movie Inferno.  Could it be that this jail stint cemented the job for her?  i.e.  No publicity is bad publicity being the celebrity motto.

    I mentioned her wreck earlier because it came about because she was chasing someone down the highway while in a state of agitated and perhaps cocaine fueled anger.

    Tiger Woods on the other hand only failed to negotiate his own driveway.  In fact I think the entire incident was on his property.

    Tiger took out a fire hydrant on his street. (none / 0) (#23)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 07:54:59 PM EST
    This movie actress/po*n angle (none / 0) (#34)
    by MKS on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 11:57:42 AM EST
    really fascinates you, no?

    Well, if she can face tomorrow without (none / 0) (#25)
    by Untold Story on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 08:34:11 PM EST
    drinks or drugs tonight or tomorrow - she is making progress.

    Think I would need a drink myself (and I don't even drink) if I found myself in a jail cell!

    We have (none / 0) (#26)
    by NYShooter on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 08:44:07 PM EST
     a crack-cocaine addict in my immediate family. Jail is not the answer....but, neither is what we all know as..... "Rehab."

    20 years of addiction; too many attempts at rehab to count. Some of the best psychiatrists America has to offer, experts in this field, give very little reason for hope. The addiction, that place a crack addict goes when high, is simply too powerful even for the most determined addict to beat. Their only solution, at this moment of medical knowledge, is "benign, involuntary confinement, matched with intense, individual, and group, therapy.

    The length of confinement must be indeterminate as addicts have a way to burrow into a mental state, remaining sober, while counting the days until they're "cured." The "cure,"  strangely, always coincides with the length of a judge's order, or until the insurance runs out.

    It does make a difference what substance a person is addicted to. I hope L.L`s problem is one that can be cured, or, if not cured, at least controlled.

    And while I'm vehemently against the death penalty for any crime, you'll have to excuse me for in my private, personal, fantasy world, I rip the guts out of every crack pusher's bowels with my bare hands.

    Great post (none / 0) (#29)
    by Untold Story on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 09:14:15 AM EST
    Also have a family member, intelligent, handsome - and there we are - fighting beside him this awful addiction.

    Psychiatrists - very rarely do you find a really good one.  It is an art whether than a science and this hour per week is just that - an hour a week the addict adjusts himself to sit through and in the end a waste of money.

    We did find Menningers helpful - it is truly a hospital setting, not a rehab spa facility.  But everything just works for a little while, I find.

    It is a heartache - and my heart goes out to LL today.


    Finding (none / 0) (#30)
    by NYShooter on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 11:14:15 AM EST
    A "really good" any professional is just a crap shoot. All the advice sources start with, "find a good xxxxx....." Since there is rarely a "Consumers Report Guide" for doctors, lawyers, or sheet rockers, you're on your own. "Ask your friends, relatives, and co-workers for their recommendations," they say. Yeah, like Hymie, the fork lift driver is qualified to recommend a neuro surgeon for an ill family member. Ask another doctor for a referral? If you thought the police have an impenetrable "blue line," you ain't seen nothing till you ask a doctor for advice. "They're all good" is the patented reply.

    You're all alone, on your own; Trial & error is your only choice. Welcome to America.

    Good luck to you; at least there is a "you." And that's a blessing in itself.


    Menninger is a top flight psychiatric (none / 0) (#33)
    by MKS on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 11:54:54 AM EST

    Betty Ford and Sierra Tucson (which is good at dual diagnosis) are very good for substance abuse....

    But it is all up to the person....


    I'm sorry, (none / 0) (#36)
    by NYShooter on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 12:46:31 PM EST
    i wasn't referring to you specifically.

    After 25 years of caring for two sets of aging parents, and a tragically afflicted daughter, my disgust with the American "Health Care System" almost total.

    Being able to afford (barely) the insane costs involved provided some small solice; G*d, how my heart goes out to the millions who struggle just to survive.


    No worries (none / 0) (#37)
    by MKS on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 01:23:23 PM EST
    No offense taken.....

    Addiction is tragic....

    I wish you well in your efforts.....


    12 step programs (none / 0) (#32)
    by MKS on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 11:53:16 AM EST
    are really the only way for most people stay clean and sober....

    Rehab can be a racket....

    Jail is not therapeutic.....And people can get drugs in jail or prison....It is not unheard of for a Warden to look the other way....Inmates desperate for drugs is not a good situation for prison guards and other inmates......