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Lindsay Lohan

Jail Scares the Crap Out of Me ... So I Chose Rehab

3/19/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's not a promising sign ... but we've learned Lindsay Lohan did NOT accept the plea deal of 90 days in lockdown rehab because she wants to beat substance abuse -- she chose it because it beats jail.

We broke the story ... prosecutors have offered Lindsay the 90-day lockdown rehab deal for weeks, but she consistently rejected it. Her change of heart came at the last minute -- 30,000 feet in the air as she belatedly flew to L.A. for her trial.

Lindsay is telling friends she actually likes the rehab option, because it will allow her to focus on herself without any distractions.

Here's the problem. Lindsay is still saying -- ADAMANTLY -- she does NOT have a substance abuse problem. People in the rehab world say ... it's virtually impossible for anyone in rehab to get better if they don't admit having a problem.

Lindsay has been down this route before, but the rehab experience has never stuck.

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HannahF    

@ Alicia---the sister of an acquaintance of mine had 2 DUIs in quick succession. Even with a public defender she got the exact sentence as Lindsay. This woman actually was completing her alcohol classes--until her organs gave out and she died.

498 days ago
122.

Vorlon    

And her mother.

STERLINGGUYS

the judge said lilo has to keep away from known drug users and dealers, that means Milo and Gavin Doyle

498 days ago
123.

ernie    

Yes... She needs a REAL rehab... faith-based spirit-filled one year program like Teen Challenge for Women or Tge Walter Hoving Home for Women or Eastham Home for Women or Restorative Ranch for Women. One year ... minimum .... willingly.... with an attitude of being humble and doing whatever it takes for however long it takes. 86% success rate compared to nil to 4% like Betty Ford, Promises, etc.

498 days ago
124.

AbsoluteTruthiness    

Please, just lock her away so we never have to look at her or hear about her again. EVER.

498 days ago
125.

Vorlon    

And the most vital ingredient- the judge stipulated LOCKDOWN with NO day passes. She's gonna go nuts.

JANET
@Tenly...It doesn't matter what rehab is approved. Lohan has to pay for it just like her shrink and every thing else.

498 days ago
126.

Bullz Eye    

Bobby Brown, an openly admitted alcoholic, who has essentially cried out for help, has 3 DUI's over the course of 17 years gets 55 days in jail. Lindsay Lohan, an unaccountable egomaniac in constant denial who tears up the town, LITERALLY, has multiple criminal offenses within a year, gets rehab as alternative sentencing, for which she accepted in lieu of jail time. Oh, the disparity and ineffectiveness of our judicial system.

498 days ago
127.

all about the money    

They should have just sent her to jail. Thats what she fears then she would be less likely to repeat after being locked down for a time with no get out of jail card. She has already tried rehab and obviously that didn't take in her life. Besides rehab is easy to fake. The cleaning out period would suck but the therapy side all you got to do is tell them what they want to hear. As an actress she will be able to fake the tears, emotions, etc to get by while having a little vacation away from the prying eyes of the media etc. Sure she wont be totally free but she wont be locked up in a cell for 23 hours a day with only her own thoughts to deal with. Rehab wont mean jack for her. She will get by...fake her way through the psychotherapy, find some cushy community work job in NY, and be back in trouble before summer. Hopefully, next time around the judges will stand by their guns and throw her in jail for the next violation of her parole instead of going through this circus again.

498 days ago
128.

Julia    

After she arrived 48 min. late for court, they should have thrown her in jail and told her they would get to her when the judge has the time.....days later!

498 days ago
129.

alagary    

Is she going to a rich people rehab or with the common folks?

498 days ago
130.

kate    

TMZ what are you going to do without a story about Lindsay Lohan for 90 days.....make up stuff as you now do right

498 days ago
131.

Bec215    

The important thing is that she face SOME serious consequence - what that is is somewhat immaterial. Being confined anywhere for 90 days may finally be the deterrent that causes her to stop taking risks that endanger others, though it is unlikely she will stop endangering herself. And that's okay with me. If she doesn't drive drunk anymore, I don't really care if rehab itself works.

498 days ago
132.

Iris Myandowski    

Its usually standard procedure with convicted felons on probation to submit to alcohol/drug screenings at will....why hasn't it happened with this chick ? They could have failed her a dozen times over...not to mention prove at the crash scene that she was in fact under the influence

498 days ago
133.

tucker    

Am I the only one hoping she goes AWOL?

498 days ago
134.

imeatingyourgrapesbro    

Shows how lousy our justice system is..

498 days ago
135.

Ozzie X    

This girl is skating through life without any recourse for her behavior. I wish I could do the same.

498 days ago
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