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Lindsay Lohan

NY 'Lockdown Rehab' Sentence

NO SUCH THING!

3/21/2013 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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We have made a slew of calls after posting this story.  Everyone we spoke with says ... there is only 1 rehab facility in New York that is truly lockdown, where patients cannot get out and guards keep them in -- Willard Drug Treatment Campus, operated by NY's Dept. of Correctional Services in collaboration with the Division of Parole.  In order to qualify for admission, the patient MUST have a prior felony.  Lindsay has never been convicted of a felony, so she doesn't qualify -- and this is according to Linda Foglia, the spokesperson for the NY State Dept. of Correctional Services.  Short story .... contrary to what Mark Heller told prosecutors, Lindsay cannot do lockdown rehab in New York.

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Now we know why Lindsay Lohan was so nonchalant when she was sentenced to 90 days in a "lockdown" rehab facility -- It doesn't exist in New York ... and it's possible Lindsay could now go to JAIL as a result.

We've done some digging, contacting numerous rehab facilities in NY, and we're getting the same story from EVERYONE -- rehab facilities do NOT force patients to stay.  In fact, an official from the New York State agency that regulates rehab facilities tells us lockdown rehab does not exist in NY.

None of the facilities have guards that block access out.

As for Lindsay ... she has a history of leaving rehab, even if the program requires her to stay inside.  Two cases in point -- sources say Lindsay frequently snuck out of Cirque Lodge in Utah.  And, of course, there's Betty Ford, where Lindsay allegedly got into a physical fight with an attendant who was about to blow the whistle on her for sneaking out.

Law enforcement sources connected with Lindsay's lying-to-cops case tell TMZ ... prosecutors offered the plea deal based on the representation of Lindsay's lawyer, Mark Heller, that New York had lockdown rehab facilities.

After we placed calls today ... we're told prosecutors are now checking to see if Heller's representation was false.  One well-placed source said this:  "The sentence was actually 90 days in custody, and lockdown rehab would satisfy that.  If there's no such thing, then she'll go to jail for 90 days."

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TT    

Looks like Justice is blind and sided with Lindsay once again. Lucky bitch.

397 days ago
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jill    

another hyped up over dramatic story by tmz. if there aren't lockdown rehabs in NY, they'll just find one somewhere else that does. tmz is so desperate to be right for once about jail. lol

397 days ago
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Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Cool.

397 days ago
19.

Lucy    

She's just nothing but a drain on society---look at all the chaos, legal resources, etc., that have to be used up on this sociopath. And for what? She contributes nothing to make the world a better place. She's a large wart on society's ass.

397 days ago
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OH NO!    

Lockup should be what she wants, all the fish you can eat.....

397 days ago
21.

warpboy    

good for you lindsay keep r hot white women free

397 days ago
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VictoriaGirl    

How many times have we been over this? She is NOT going to jail. SInce there is no lock down rehabs then they will just tell her she has to go to rehab for 90 days and promise to stay there, which she wont and just like last time, she'll break out of this rehab (probably assaulting someone along the way) and get away with it yet again. Same story, different year.

397 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

There TMZ goes, lighting up another Lindsay Sparkler, they're duds.

397 days ago
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LA me    

Fine.....then send her to lock down for 90 days in a NY Jail instead if she is so dead set about doing her sentence in NY.

397 days ago
25.

verlinda    

They should put her and that dumb-azz lawyer in jail

397 days ago
26.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Hahaha . New hearing ?????
Please Lindsay cost LA taxpayers more money and resources.

397 days ago
27.

Paul    

...and the Lohan saga continues.

397 days ago
28.

lily    

Why would she not being doing lockdown rehab in California? That's where all this happened.

397 days ago
29.

MindyC    

What a freaking joke. She needs a reality check, a regular person reality check. She makes no meaningful contributions to society and gets all of these free passes while real struggling people work their butts off to raise their families and get no breaks. This is what's wrong with society.

397 days ago
30.

Anne    

I think you give her and her lawyer too much credit- neither seem smart enough to have figured this out ahead of time- they probably asked for it to be possible to serve her lockdown rehab time in NY state without really thinking- why would you? I would have no idea about rehab facilities in any state- clearly neither did the court

397 days ago
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