Looks like overcrowding at the LA County Jails has allowed Lindsay Lohan to receive a get out of jail card in her most recent game of Crime and Punishment with the LA Superior Court. Lohan, the child actress and now famous bad girl who has recently posed for Playboy, served only 4.5 hrs of a 30 day sentence for violating probation in a DUI case and theft of a necklace. The 25-year-old actress was booked into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood California at 8:58 p.m. and was seen leaving in a chauffeured Escalade a little past 1:30 a.m. According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, Ms. Lohan will be booked and released because she is a nonviolent offender with a less then 90 day jail sentence. Also noting that overcrowded conditions at the LA Jails means less room for those less serious offenders regardless if they are celebrities or not.
This is not the first time she was released due to overcrowding. Back in 2007, she was charged with seven misdemeanors, sentenced to rehab, 36 months probation, 18 months alcohol education, 10 days community service and one day of jail. When she reports to the same facility for her 24 hour stay, Lohan is released after 84 minutes due to overcrowding. Lindsay’s legal programs began in May 2007 with a DUI and possible cocaine possession charge. In all, she has paid $615,000 in bail since that time for a variety of charges ranging from felony grand theft to violating the terms of her probation. In this most recent incident, her probation was revoked for failing to perform her community service obligations and a $100,000 bail bond is issued and posted. In all she has had a total of 5 jail sentences since 2007.
If she meets all the terms of her probation which includes 480 hours of community service currently being done at the County Morgue and attend therapy sessions, she will be done with her probation for her 2007 DUI and 2011 theft charges by April 2012.