Lindsay Lohan was stoic as she prepared to get handcuffed and taken off to Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, on Tuesday (July 20) morning. But behind that brave face was a 24-year-old who was frightened of what the next 90 days in jail would be like.
"She's scared as anyone would be," Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said after Lohan was escorted away, according to People.com. "But she's resolute and she's doing it. ... She asks for your prayers and support."
Holley represented Lohan after resigning as her attorney earlier this month and being briefly replaced by by O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Shapiro, who stepped down from the case on Monday. She added that Lohan "is accepting responsibility and [has] stepped up to the plate and is doing what has been asked of her."
Lohan will likely only serve 23 days of her 90-day term due to jail overcrowding, but it will not be easy time, as she will spend nearly 23 hours a day in a 12-by-8-foot cell by herself. In a press conference following Lohan's transfer, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore said that the actress was "extremely cooperative" during her booking into jail to serve the sentence for violating the probation on a pair of DUI cases from 2007. Whitmore said the expected length of Lohan's incarceration would be announced later in the day.
"The crowd out here is a little unusual," Whitmore said after Lohan was delivered to the Lynwood jail. "But inside, it's business as usual."
According to the Los Angeles Times, after her booking, Lohan entered the jail's triage, where she was slated to get the standard medical and psychological evaluation. Whitmore said all the usual state guidelines for prisoners would apply to Lohan, though he stressed that "people with notoriety are kept away" from the general jail population for security purposes.
An employee at the detention center said the building went into lockdown when Lohan arrived around 10:11 a.m. PT. During that time, employees in the jail's work-release program were asked to leave early, and inmates were held in their cells without restroom privileges or recreation time.