Lindsay Lohan released from U.S. jail into rehab
Released after 13 days of a 90-day sentenceLOS ANGELES -- Lindsay Lohan was released from jail early Monday after serving 13 days of a 90-day sentence and taken straight into a rehabilitation program, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Lohan, 24, whose promising career has floundered during two years of strenuous partying, was sentenced last month after violating her probation on a 2007 drunk-driving charge by missing a string of alcohol education classes.
She booked into an all-female jail in south Los Angeles on July 20 and was placed in solitary confinement -- a blow to newspaper headline writers who had excitedly predicted she would be victimized by lesbian gangs.
But her sentence was reduced for good behavior and under early-release programs to combat overcrowding in Los Angeles' budget-strapped jail system.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Benjamin Grubb said Lohan was released from the Lynwood Correctional Facility at 1.35 a.m. Monday. She managed to avoid the dozens of camera crews waiting outside the jail for her.
"In line with the court order she is now under the jurisdiction of a treatment program," Grubb told Reuters.
Her sentence mandated that she begin an immediate 90-day stint in rehab on her release from jail. According to celebrity website TMZ.com, Lohan will be treated for bipolar disorder and an addiction to amphetamines.
Both TMZ and rival outlet Radaronline.com said Lohan would head to a facility operated by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Hospital System in West Los Angeles.
The "Mean Girls" actress, whose promising career has foundered in recent years due to her hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle, said in 2007 she was addicted to drugs and alcohol, and made three trips to rehab that year.
She was also found in possession of cocaine at the time of her 2007 arrest and spent 84 minutes in jail as part of her sentence.
Lohan found fame at age 11 in a remake of "The Parent Trap," and her subsequent work in "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls" established her credentials as one of Hollywood's most promising actresses.
But she found it hard to follow up on her early success after hitting the night-club circuit and was dropped from a movie earlier this year.
Lohan was sent to jail after a Beverly Hills judge overseeing her probation grew frustrated with her multiple absences from court-ordered alcohol education classes.
Lohan served her time in isolation because of her high profile. But prison officials have said she was treated like any other inmate, eating the non-gourmet jail food and serving her time in a 12 ft by 8 ft cell.
Her latest woes have delayed shooting on her next, independent movie in which she will play the late porn star Linda Lovelace. Lohan was last in theatres with the 2007 flop "I Know Who Killed Me."