Lindsay Lohan turned herself in to the Lynwood Jail at 5:02 a.m. Thursday morning to begin serving her 4 month sentence for theft charges. Due to overcrowding at the jail, Lohan was fitted with an ankle bracelet and sent home to serve her time on house arrest.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s spokesman Steven Whitmore says the actress left the jail less than an hour after she arrived. "She is now confined to the interior premises of her home at all times,” Whitmore told People magazine.
Lohan will likely only serve a fraction of her sentence. The sentence was handed down by a Los Angeles judge earlier this month after Lohan, 24, pleaded no contest to stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store. In addition to jail time, the actress is also required to complete an anti-shoplifting program, psychological counseling and 480 hours of community service.
“I hope to be able to fulfill my obligation without any press attention. I think the media spotlight should be on issues such as homelessness and domestic violence instead of on me,” Lohan said in a statement after the sentencing.