Lindsay Lohan begins reduced jail sentence - under house arrest
Lindsay Lohan turned herself in early on Thursday, May 26, to begin a jail sentence for violating her probation and due to overcrowding, had her sentence reduced from 120 to 35 days, which she will serve under house arrest.
The 24-year-old actress surrendered to authorities at a Los Angeles jail around 5 a.m. local time and was soon sent back to her home in Venice, California, OnTheRedCarpet.com has learned. Her release date is set for June 29. No booking photo was taken.
"Ms. Lohan has chosen to serve her time in home detention with an electronic monitoring program offered through the Department's Community Based Alternatives to Custody program," Steve Whitmore, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Spokesperson, said in a statement to OnTheRedCarpet.com.
Lohan's sentence was handed down weeks ago after a judge ruled that she had violated her probation stemming from a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession case by being charged with theft. It was speculated that she would be allowed to serve her time at home. The actress was ordered to report to a Los Angeles jail by June 17.
Lohan had pleaded no contest to misdemeanor theft in a missing $2,500 necklace case. She was given three more years of probation for the case with no additional jail time. The actress, who has served time behind bars before, has said she supports the judge's decision.
Lohan was also ordered to complete 480 community service hours at a women's shelter and in a morgue, undergo psychological counseling, attend a Shoplifters Alternative class and pay several fines.
She has already begun her community service duties but cannot continue her work or her classes while under house arrest. The actress was ordered to resume her duties after she is released.
Lohan had been pre-approved for house arrest after her theft charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. She is set to return to court for a progress report on July 21.
Lohan has been to jail several times for stints that have lasted between 84 minutes and 14 days, a sentence reduced from 90 days mostly due to overcrowding. Last month, after her sentencing for her probation violation, Lohan spent several hours inside a Los Angeles jail before she was bailed out.