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Lindsay Lohan leaves prison, enters rehab


Lindsay Lohan began her 90-day rehabilitation treatment program less than an hour after being released from prison today. The 24-year-old actress was driven to UCLA Medical Center with a police escort immediately following her release at 1:35am and was placed under supervision with the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

“She has been sent directly to her next destination, which is a treatment center,” People quotes L.A. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore as saying. “And she will now be under the supervision of the L.A. County probation department. This concludes her custody.”

Lindsay, who today began her court ordered rehabilitation program, will spend 90 days at the medical center’s substance abuse treatment center. She was originally planned to enter rehab at another California treatment center, however the judge in Lindsay’s case felt she should be placed in a center where there would be no chance of drugs from the outside getting to Lindsay.

“There was concern that [Morningside Recovery] was not a secure enough facility,” District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison told People.

Lindsay entered a women’s correctional facility in Lynwood, California on July 20 after violating terms of her probation that stemmed from a DUI incident in 2007. She was sentenced to 90 days in prison, however Lindsay spent only 13 days in prison.

According to, Lindsay is required to stay clean and sober until August 2011. Any violation of these terms will see her go back to jail.

Read our complete coverage on Lindsay Lohan, including Lindsay turning herself in for prison, what addictions Lindsay has, and whether Lindsay battled an eating disorder

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