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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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46.

AGENT smith    

Julia wins the contest with her guess of zero days. Anything under 90 days is released after a couple of hours. Baca the big mouth sheriff stuck his foot in his mouth. What is Baca going to say now?

1001 days ago
47.

JMP    

That pisses me off. Uhm... overcrowded??? I think they said Miss Lohan will get her own cell for "protection" - how can a jail be overcrowded and have spare cells at the same time?

1001 days ago
48.

Lemonade    

The judicial system is as much as a waste of time and space as Miss Thang is. This country is so g-dam dysfunctional.

1001 days ago
49.

Crabbey    

Come on, y'all. There is no way this chick is going to complete the terms of this probation. Yeah, we don't get the instant satisfaction, but can you imagine her putting in 12 eight hour shifts every month? Seriously?? This judge set her up to get a long sentence that she can't argue. They waived their right to appeal. LOL!! I think the judge is just more patient than we are. She'll end up doing over a month in the pokey. THAT will be tough on her. :D

1001 days ago
50.

jaki    

I call RADISHES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1001 days ago
51.

lalaland    

Why do we use up the time and resources for trials on misdemeanors at all? What's the point? Then use up more time and resources to process them in and out of jail within hours? We're paying judges, D.A.s, defense attorneys, police officers, jail staff. It makes no sense. I don't understand why everyone that lives in the LA area doesn't raise hell. It's time to open up a tent-city jail out in the desert.

1001 days ago
52.

jaki    

I call RADISHES !!!!!!!!!!

1001 days ago
53.

The Gorn    

Time to par-T! Lilo can hang out the Playboy mansion now.

1001 days ago
54.

Azzkicker    

And another arrogant attention whore has her ass kissed by the Los Angeles judicial system. If I'm a criminal, I'd move to LA, it's such a great place for me! Get out of jail free! Off to commit more crimes!

1001 days ago
55.

todd    

California is a mess. 50% mexican, homo's running rapid, broke as hell, and you can commit crimes and not be put in jail. No wonder its the worst state ... can we nuke the place?

1001 days ago
56.

Ian Stewart     

She needs to do the time all the time and get the help she needs.

1001 days ago
57.

What    

Not fair. This is not fair to the people who have to serve their time. In every other state.

1001 days ago
58.

CrisDizzle    

Casey Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Lindsay Lohan from the slammer to freedom: wondering why the economy is in the toilet. this is where our taxes dollar are going to people!

1001 days ago
59.

AGENT smith    

TMZ "LINDSAY IS DREAMING IF SHE THINKS SHE IS GOING TO DO FOURTEEN DAYS IN JAIL!" TMZ she is going o do zero days in jail, please fire your attorneys Butt Crack Mike and the other clown who is on TMZ live. Harvey said she should plead guilty to a felony, biggest bunch of idiot attorneys ever assembled!!!!

1001 days ago
60.

terri    

Is this really a surprise to anyone. California is the best place on earth to be a total fk up and get away with it, not just once, but over and over again. But no worries folks, it's Lindsay we're talking about here. She will most assuredly fk up again.

1001 days ago
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