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Lindsay Lohan

She'll Get Out of Jail In Minutes

11/2/2011 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan out of jail
Lindsay Lohan will almost certainly get out of jail in a matter of minutes ... this according to officials from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Two Sheriff's Dept. officials tell us ... if someone receives a misdemeanor sentence of 90 days or less, they are routinely processed in and then released.  As one of the officials put it, "She'll be out without even having to change her clothes."

Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced Lindsay to serve 30 days in the pokey, adding that the only way to shave time off the sentence is if it's required by law.   A Sheriff's official told us earlier this week ... misdemeanor inmates only serve 20% of the actual sentence because of overcrowding.  But the 2 officials we spoke with today say ... because of overcrowding they immediately release inmates sentenced to less than 90 days.

As for what the judge said -- that the sentence can only be reduced if required by law -- the officials say there's a federal court order on overcrowding that "trumps everything," and that order has been interpreted to immediately release people with short jail sentences.

Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore just confirmed with TMZ ... Lindsay will get in and out of jail pronto, adding the only reason there might be any sort of delay -- possibly overnight -- is if there are lots of other inmates who are being processed out at the same time.

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Cheryl A.    

That bitch makes me sick!

994 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

LOL, this is hilarious. FREE LINDSAY. LOL

994 days ago
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lil harvey    

Bummer. Guess Harvey had it wrong yesterday!! Truly disappointing.

994 days ago
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HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

I'm moving to LA to commit misdemeanors then. C'mon everybody! There is no law enforcement in Los Angeles! Its a free-for-all, take-what-you-want-because-there-is-no-jailtime-involved in the land of fruits and nuts!

994 days ago
5.

Rhubino    

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh crap!

994 days ago
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Ghost Rider    

Unbelievable, we will never hear the end from Smith and Nicole. At least her new Probation Officer Ms. Mansfield sounds like she will be a pain in Lindsays ass.

994 days ago
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CelebJustice    

Perhaps this is why crime is so high in CA.

994 days ago
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jerry    

Cali is a ******* joke!

994 days ago
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Nicole     

Shawn is awesome.
This is what i thought would happen but i didn't want to jinx it.
The 6th and hopefully final mugshot should be perfect.

994 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Didn't the Sheriff himself say they have room couple of weeks ago? Ate his own words... how embarassing.

994 days ago
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Paige    

Oh well, good for her. She must be the slickest con ever. She should actually write a "How To" book for the rest of the con artists just starting out. She must be a seasoned pro by now.

994 days ago
12.

growup    

what an insane waste of time and resources. What's the point of sentencing if there's no punishment?

This is GOVERNMENT at work. And the OWSers want more of this?

994 days ago
13.

NobodySpecial    

Wow, I need to start breaking the law and not worry so much. As long as its a misdemeanor I can get right back on the street and do more trouble.

994 days ago
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sparced    

hilarious. total failure in TMZ reporting. TMZ made it sound like she was getting a year and a half in jail.

Instead she gets minutes in jail!

994 days ago
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Eric R.    

Whats the point of the judge giving her jail time, if she knew it wouldnt be enforced? What's the point of having misdemeanor laws in California if they have a less than 90 day sentence to them since they have no teeth to them at all? California Law is a joke!

994 days ago
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