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Lindsay Lohan out of Jail, Begins Three-Month Stint in Rehab

Lindsay Lohan out of Jail, Begins Three-Month Stint in Rehab
Lindsay Lohan (AP Photo, file)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) After serving 14 days of her 90-day sentence, Lindsay Lohan has been released from jail.

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But she's not a free woman, yet.

She is now required to begin a three-month stint in rehab.

The 24-year-old actress was discharged at 1:35 a.m. Monday after serving 14 days of a 90-day sentence for violating her probation in a 2007 drug case, a sheriff's spokesman said.

A prosecutor has said that Lohan cannot be released early and will have to spend the entire time in treatment.

Lohan's abbreviated jail stay was not unexpected, although it was considerably longer than the 84 minutes she spent at the same facility in 2007.

A judge in Beverly Hills, Calif., had ordered Lohan to report to rehab within a day of her release from jail, but shortened that time last week after conferring with Lohan's attorney and a prosecutor. Los Angeles sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Monday that the actress was required to report directly to rehab.

Inmates such as Lohan, 24, who are serving time for nonviolent offenses typically have their stays reduced due to overcrowding and credits for good behavior.

Media have been camped outside the jail since Lohan was booked July 20, catching shots of her mother and sister coming to visit. Holley has also frequently visited Lohan.

She was released to a waiting vehicle and did not walk out the front entryway. That avoided a spectacle similar to when Paris Hilton was released after serving a jail stint in 2007. Before meeting her parents at a waiting sport utility vehicle, Hilton smiled and slapped hands with deputies who held back the assembled throng of photographers.

Lohan's sentence has put several of her projects on hold, including a starring role in as Linda Lovelace in a biopic on the porn star's life. It will also prevent her from promoting her role as a gun-toting nun in Robert Rodriguez's "Machete."

Lohan pleaded guilty in August 2007 to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine; no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving. She was sentenced to three years of probation.

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