Her head hanging as she watched her final moments of freedom slipped away, Lindsay Lohan surrendered in an LA courtroom and was taken away to begin her 90-day sentence in a jail several wayward Hollywood celebs have called home.
"Unless there's anything else, I'm going forward with remanding at this time," Judge Marsha Revel said during the five-minute hearing.
With a phalanx of cameras in the courtroom recording her every expression, Lohan, who defiantly wore a an obscene message on her middle fingernail during her last appearance before Revel, sat meekly, her doe eyes downcast. Before Lohan was handcuffed, Revel ordered all video and still cameras turned off, though officials later released a mugshot of the troubled actress in an orange jumpsuit.
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Lohan, who was sentenced for violating probation from a 2007 DUI, was then taken directly from Revel's courtroom to Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., several miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Lohan's new home will be a 12-foot-by-8-foot cell in the jail's special needs unit, where she'll be held in isolation for her own safety, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore told The Associated Press.
Whitmore later told the AP Lohan will likely be released Aug. 1 or 2, which equates to about two weeks of the three-month sentence.
Revel ordered that Lohan not be permitted to serve any part of her sentence on home detention or with electronic monitoring. Revel also ordered that Lohan report to a 90-day inpatient substance-abuse program within 24 hours of being released from jail.
Outside the courthouse, a sea of news vans, cameras and reporters watched as a black SUV delivered the "Mean Girls" star 10 minutes late for the 8:30 a.m. hearing. Michael Lohan, her estranged father, arrived at 25 minutes before Lindsay, and called out to her as she was hustled by the onlookers.
"We love you, Lindsay," Michael Lohan said.
Someone else yelled, "You look great. Fight for your right to party. I'll wait for you."
Lohan was accompanied by Shawn Chapman Holley, who represented her during previous hearings. Robert Shapiro, the powerful attorney known for his work on the O.J. Simpson case, announced Monday he was no longer representing the star -- just a few days after joining her legal team.
A tweet from Lohan Monday seemed to acknowledge the inevitable.
"The only 'bookings' that I'm familiar with are Disney Films, never thought that I'd be 'booking' into Jail...eeeks," she wrote.
She'll wear an orange jumpsuit and there will be no computer or cell phone use -- no tweeting. She'll get an hour a day to shower, watch TV and exercise. And like Paris Hilton and Michelle Rodriguez before her, Lohan will be provided with a simple toiletry kit that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, deodorant, shampoo and shaving implements, Whitmore said.
"She has been extremely cooperative," Whitmore said after Lohan was booked.
Lohan's vulnerable emotional state was on full display July 6, when Judge Revel threw the book at her for repeatedly missing her alcohol education classes and even skipping a key court date.
"I have tried to do the best I can," Lohan sobbed. "It's just been such a long haul. I don't want you to think I don't respect you and your terms.
"I really did think I was doing what I was supposed to do, and I mean it with all my heart."
But Revel was unmoved. "I couldn't have been more clear [about my orders]," she said. "There are no excuses."
The following day, blown up photos revealed Lohan had a crude message painted on her left middle fingernail the entire time.
Next, Lohan's lawyer Holley resigned without explanation, but was back at Lohan's side Tuesday.
The actress checked herself in at "Pickford Lofts," a sober-living facility run by famed O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro. Shapiro revealed late last week that he'd signed on to represent the "diseased" actress on the condition that she comply with all the terms of her probation, "including a requirement of jail time."
Because of jail overcrowding and a program that rewards good behavior, Lohan is not expected to serve more than 25 percent of her 90-day sentence - about 23 days or so, according to the LA Sheriff's Department. On Tuesday, department spokesman Whitmore said he expects her out even sooner -- definitely in time to attend the Sept. 3 premiere of her new film, the action flick "Machete."
Still, Lohan's stint in jail will no doubt be longer than her previous stretch at Century Regional Detention Facility. She was there for exactly 84 minutes in 2007 after being busted for drunk driving.
Lohan will be able to see friends and family members; visiting hours are from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm on weekends and 9:15 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays. It's the same LA county jail where Lohan pal Paris Hilton was held in 2007 for 23 days after getting busted for a DUI.
Other celebrities who have done time at the Lynwood facility include Nicole Richie and Khloe Kardashian, who spent less than a day each on separate drunk driving charges, according to the AP.
Daryl Hannah also did few hours at Century after being booked for trespassing in a tree-sitting protest; and "Lost" actress Michelle Rodriguez served 18 days and a few hours after being admitted to the jail twice on probation violations.
When Lohan finishes her sentence, she must immediately report to a drug rehab facility to start 90-day inpatient treatment.