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Lohan released from jail, goes to rehab

August 3, 2010

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— Lindsay Lohan has been released from jail, but she’s not exactly a free woman.

The actress was discharged at 1:35 a.m. Monday after serving 14 days of a 90-day sentence for violating her probation in a 2007 drug case, a sheriff’s spokesman said. She is now required to begin a three-month stint in rehab.

A prosecutor has said that Lohan cannot be released early and will have to spend the entire time in treatment, reportedly at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The facility and government officials declined to say whether Lohan is a patient there, but paparazzi followed a van that received a police escort to the center after Lohan’s release from jail.

Lohan’s abbreviated jail stay was not unexpected, although it was considerably longer than the 84 minutes she spent at the same facility in 2007. The judge said during Lohan’s surrender July 20 that she had no control over how long the actress would be jailed, but she did require her to serve her time at a women’s jail operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A judge in Beverly Hills had ordered Lohan to report to rehab within a day of her release from jail, but shortened that time last week after conferring with Lohan’s attorney and a prosecutor. Los Angeles sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said Monday that the actress was required to report directly to rehab.

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