30 days in jail for Lindsay Lohan
A judge today ordered Lindsay Lohan returned to jail for 30 days for violating probation and put the troubled actress on a strict calendar of community service and psychological counseling.entertainment Updated: Nov 03, 2011 10:11 IST
A judge on Wednesday ordered Lindsay Lohan returned to jail for 30 days for violating probation and put the troubled actress on a strict calendar of community service and psychological counseling.
The Mean Girls actress must report to jail on Nov 9, according to the order from Los Angeles superior court judge Stephanie Sautner, and will not be eligible for house arrest or early release.
After that, she must begin a five-month regimen of community service at the Los Angeles county morgue as well as regularly attend mental health counseling.
Lohan, 25, dressed demurely in a blue-and-white polka dot dress and answered "yes" to the judge's questions on whether she understood the sentence. At various times she appeared on the verge of tears.
Lohan rose to fame as a likable child star of Disney movies such as The Parent Trap, but has been in and out of trouble -- spending time in rehab and in jail -- since 2007 when she was convicted on a drunken driving and drug possession charges.
Earlier this year, she was convicted of stealing a gold necklace from a jewelry story. At that time, the judge sentenced her to 480 hours community service at a Los Angeles women's detention center and at the county morgue.
Two weeks ago, Judge Sautner revoked her probation because Lohan failed to adequately perform the service at the women's center and repeatedly missed court-ordered psychotherapy sessions.
In court on Wednesday, prosecutors said Lohan had canceled 12 of her 20 scheduled sessions at the women's center and missed 14 of 19 scheduled psychotherapy appointments.
Judge Sautner asked Lohan if she admitted to violating her probation by missing the appointments, and the actress answered "yes, your honor."
The judge then reinstated probation and changed Lohan's sentence to a total 300 days in jail. She ordered Lohan to spend the 30 days behind bars now.
The judge sternly laid out a schedule of morgue service and psychotherapy. If all goes according to plan, Lohan would end her probation by March 29, 2012.
First Published: Nov 02, 2011 23:38 IST