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Lindsay Lohan Spends Whopping 5 Hours in Jail. Thanks, Overcrowding!

Courtroom drawing from 2010 showing Lohan being led out in cuffs (AP Photo/Mona Shafer Edwards)
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It's a hard knock life: Actress Lindsay Lohan checked in to jail last night, and made it out unscathed in under five hours. Lohan, following strict orders from Judge Stephanie Sautner, surrendered into custody at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood at 8:48 p.m. to serve a 30-day sentence.

Sautner had been clear: There was to be no special treatment, no getting out of jail passes--Lohan was to do her time. Of course, if the law had a reason to let LiLo go early, well, that couldn't be helped. And such was the case last night.

Lohan was released at around 1:30 p.m. due to overcrowding.

The ordeal is totally over for Lohan (or us Angelenos who have to hear about her all the time). Now that she is out, she must report to her new no nonsense probation offer. After that, Lohan's regimen is clearly mapped out; she has until December 14 to put in 12 days of community service at the L.A. County morgue and 4 psychotherapy sessions of 45 minutes each.

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If she makes good on her first post-jail batch of orders, Sautner will stay Lohan's jail time again and maintain probation, and that cycle is to repeat again until Lohan comes back to court January 17, and again February 15. For her last cycle, Lohan has from February 15 to March 29 to put in 17 days at the Morgue and go to six therapy sessions.

Then...at long last, her 2007 DUI will be taken care of.