[artist id=”1737245″]Lindsay Lohan[/artist] has been here before. The troubled actress knows what it’s like to spend time behind bars in Los Angeles, but unlike her quick, 84-minute trip to the all-female Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, in 2007, beginning Tuesday (July 20), the “Mean Girls” star is expected to do at least 23 days of a 90-day sentence on probation-violation charges .
And because she will be in protective custody in the special-needs unit to prevent any harm to her from other inmates, Lohan, 24, is likely to spend up to 23 hours a day alone in her 12-by-8-foot cell. Despite tabloid reports to the contrary about other inmates eagerly anticipating her special arrival, a number of lawyers told MTV News that jailers will likely go out of their way to make sure no harm comes to Lohan in order to avoid any potential litigation.
The same jail that housed Paris Hilton, Khloé Kardashian and Nicole Richie during their brief stints behind bars will greet Lohan with a harsh reality, as she’ll be locked alone in the 2,200-bed facility in a room with only a small window, toilet, sink, table and bunk. She’ll have to wear the standard orange prison jumpsuit and give up all jewelry during her stay as well, along with cell phones and computers.
According to AOL News, Lohan won’t have access to makeup, a TV or a phone in her cell, though she will be able to use a pay phone for a few hours each day and can have friends and family visit on weekends. And aside from her one weekend visit, the only other contact she’ll have on a daily basis is with her lawyer and jailers, since she’ll likely be alone during her one hour a day of exercise outside, weather permitting.
Reports have described the jail as dark and grim, with celebrity inmates complaining about the lousy food and noisy screaming that occurs during the night.
Due to overcrowding and likely credit for good time, Lohan should be out in just over three weeks, or in time for the September 3 premiere of “Machete,” in which she plays a nun. She won’t walk the red carpet, though, since the judge in her case ordered that she got straight from jail to 90 days of inpatient rehab, meaning she won’t be able to start work on the Linda Lovelace biopic, “Inferno,” until she’s completed her entire sentence.
In the days leading up to her jailing, Lohan was spotted checking into a sober-living house . After reportedly shopping around for a lawyer who might be able to help her avoid jail time following Shawn Chapman Holley’s resignation , Lohan settled on O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Shapiro , who said he only took the case on the condition that Lohan agree to serve her jail and rehab terms.