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Lohan arrives at jail to begin serving sentence

- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 20, 2010

LYNWOOD, CALIF. (AP) -- Actress Lindsay Lohan on Tuesday arrived at a Los Angeles County women's jail to begin serving a 90-day sentence for a probation violation that is likely to be whittled down to a few weeks.

Her arrival in an unmarked Sheriff's Department car at the Century Regional Detention Facility in the industrial suburb of Lynwood came about an hour after she surrendered and was handcuffed across town in a Beverly Hills courtroom.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel determined two weeks ago that the "Mean Girls" star had violated her probation by missing seven alcohol education classes since December.

Sheriff's officials have said Miss Lohan would be placed in an isolation cell at the jail, where she will spend most of her time and take her meals.

Miss Lohan arrived at court about 10 minutes late, prompting Judge Revel to begin calling other matters. After a brief hearing, the actress rose and was handcuffed behind her back.

Miss Lohan, 24, was accompanied to court by her mother, Dina, and younger sister, Ali, who wiped away tears after her sister was taken into a lockup to serve her sentence, which is likely to be shortened in part because of jail overcrowding.

Her father, Michael Lohan, yelled, "We love you, Lindsay!" as his daughter was led away.

In court, Miss Lohan was represented by her longtime attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, who had resigned earlier but never filed a formal motion with the court. Famed celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro said Friday he had agreed to represent the actress, but Judge Revel said Tuesday he had told her hours earlier that he would not take the case.

While the judge did not address Miss Lohan's tardiness directly on Tuesday, Judge Revel did order her to report to probation officials within a day of her release from jail. The judge previously had ordered Miss Lohan to report within two days.

Judge Revel also ordered officials not to allow Miss Lohan to serve any of her sentence on house arrest or work release.

Miss Lohan had been on probation since August 2007 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving charges.

A prolific user of the microblogging site Twitter, Miss Lohan posted a message roughly 12 hours before her court appearance referencing her looming incarceration.

"The only 'bookings' that I'm familiar with are Disney Films, never thought that I'd be 'booking' into jail eeeks," she posted.

The jail and rehab stints have left some of the actress's projects in limbo, including her planned portrayal of porn star Linda Lovelace in a biopic.

Once considered an up-and-coming star, Miss Lohan in recent years has been better known as a tabloid staple and for the criminal case she has struggled to put behind her.

Her probation had to be extended for a year to give Miss Lohan more time to complete her alcohol education courses, and Judge Revel ordered weekly attendance in December. But the actress didn't complete the sessions as ordered and missed a court date in May, setting a stage for her return to jail.

The Lynwood facility has hosted several female celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Michelle Rodriguez, Khloe Kardashian and, very briefly, Miss Lohan.

She will be forced to wear a jail-issued jumpsuit and will be given a set of simple toiletries that all inmates receive: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, deodorant, shampoo and shaving implements. Miss Hilton received one for her own secluded 23-day stay in 2007 for reckless driving charges.

AP special correspondent Linda Deutsch contributed to this report.

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