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July 25, 2010

"Jail Source: The Inmates Are Sick of Lindsay Lohan"

The title of this post is the headline of this new People magazine piece that provides a LiLo update for sentencing fans.  Here are the particulars:

As far as reports go, Lindsay Lohan is eating the same meals as regular inmates at the Century Regional Detention Facility. But that doesn't mean she's being entirely treated like the others.

"She's not treated like if it was anyone else going to jail," Maria Medina, a relative of an inmate at Lohan's jail tells PEOPLE. "Like, if they even want to bring her new clothes or bring her anything, they put the whole facility on lockdown. It happens all the time."

Medina, 40, says residents at the jail, based in Lynwood, Calif., find it unfair that someone they're not even allowed to see is exerting so much control over their stay. "All the inmates are sick of Lindsay," Medina says. "It's almost like Lindsay Lohan's here, but she's not. Like if she even moves, they put the whole facility on lockdown. It happens all the time. For example, just yesterday [Friday], Lindsay had to go to the mini-clinic, and the whole place was on lockdown again."

Los Angeles Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore denied Medina's claim. "It's business as usual. Lindsay's getting no special treatment," he told PEOPLE on Saturday. He also said there is no such thing as "lockdowns."

As far as Lohan is concerned, she's now apparently in a much better state of mind than earlier this week. "[Lindsay's] doing well, she's doing fine," Lohan's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley tells PEOPLE. "Her outlook is definitely more positive."

Despite speculation that Lohan was given exemptions when it came to visitation limits, Holley told reporters her client is playing by the rules, saying,"[Her family's] not allowed any more visits this week."

Whitmore earlier this week told PEOPLE that Lohan received her visits during the week to avoid disrupting other families visiting on the weekend with ensuing TV crews and photographers.

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I don't get to say this often: I agree with the jail inmates.

Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Jul 25, 2010 10:24:37 AM

In the 1942 play "My Sister Eileen" Eileen a blond actress is arrested (for dancing in the street) and held in jail with results very similar to the LiLo case. I guess we are slow learners.

Posted by: John Neff | Jul 25, 2010 1:17:02 PM

i dont'! even if it's true considering the fact of her posision! she's an inmate! IF anyting is happening she's not the one authorizing it. More likely it's some idiot in uniform who's looking to suck up!

Posted by: rodsmith | Jul 25, 2010 2:51:18 PM

The other inmates should get time off for good behavior for not slugging her.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Jul 25, 2010 9:03:54 PM

Bill:

She is damaged goods. Or is it all her fault? I don't know. Because she is a celeb give the locals a break? Or is she just like the other inmates -- a human with problems concerning their self-worth. Of course, it could be vacuous behvior along the line of "omg, wtf, lha, she's hot."

Posted by: k | Jul 25, 2010 11:23:17 PM

It recalls early French prisons where the criminally convicted and insane were held together in a single facility. It was the criminals who complained about the mentally ill fellow travelers and not the other way around.

Posted by: ohwilleke | Jul 26, 2010 7:55:55 PM

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