You are not likely to see many pictures of [artist id="1737245"]Lindsay Lohan[/artist] over the next month, as the troubled actress turned herself in to authorities early Thursday morning (May 26) to begin her 35-day sentence of home confinement in connection with [article id="1657619"]her deal in a recent theft case[/article].
According to People magazine, Lohan, 24, turned herself in to authorities at Los Angeles' Lynwood Jail shortly after 5 a.m. PT, at which point she was fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet that she will wear while serving her term at her Venice, California, townhouse.
"She is now confined to the interior premises of her home at all times," the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said. Lohan had originally been [article id="1662568"]sentenced to four months[/article] in jail after [article id="1663670"]pleading no contest[/article] May 11 to stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store, but because of chronic jail overcrowding in Los Angeles and because she's a nonviolent offender, she was eligible for house arrest.
Lohan was originally charged with felony grand theft due to the listed price of the necklace, but [article id="1662562"]the judge reduced the charges[/article] to a misdemeanor in April.
The magazine reported that her sentence could be reduced down to just over two weeks in all, thanks to time off for good behavior and budgetary constraints. The judge in the case also sentenced Lohan to perform 480 hours of community service, but she will not be allowed to perform that work while under house arrest.
In addition to the community service — which will mostly be at a homeless shelter for women, with the remainder at the Los Angeles County morgue — Lohan was ordered to undergo psychological counseling and participate in a shoplifters alternative course.