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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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121.

Mumra the Ever Living    

A little bit about the man who supposedly owns Mr. Pink.
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Basically, it seems that he collects pseudo-celebrities, has been's, and never were's. Easier than getting someone with real credentials. I guess kind of like a rich zoo keeper.

521 days ago
122.

kelly    

Put her in jail and get the white the Lindsey white trash off the streets. Why has she gotten away with her ridicolius ways. Our society does not her. She is TROUBLE!!

521 days ago
123.

babyz65    

It sounds good and everything but I'll believe it when I see it!

521 days ago
124.

Cheryl    

oh boy you guys are gonna sit there and cry like babies when you realize that if she goes to jail the only way she would serve the whole sentence would be if it was under house arrest. This is California... 90 days would equal about 3 or 4 tops here due to over crowding. They offered her the lockdown option for rehab because they wanted her locked down and the jail system is not allowed to do it. Of course in my opinion the prosecutor needs to wash his hands of her and let her be New Yorks problem. Quit dragging her back here!

521 days ago
125.

Guest    

I don't believe a word TMZ prints. It's all BS!

521 days ago
126.

amataski    

doubt it. nothing ever happens to this girl. i mean, after so long with getting away with any and everything, i woudnt worry either. im not even a lindsay fan, but i know she wont get jail time. only based on the last 2000000 times she "almost" got jail time. the question is, who cares?!?!??

521 days ago
127.

stargazer    

My understanding was that it was only the community service that she could do in NYC, that she could go to a lockdown rehab anywhere. It's very common for people who are sentenced to rehab, including lockdown rehab, to go to it in another state. It helps keep the bad influences away from them.

521 days ago
128.

MYOB    

She needs a good year behind bars

521 days ago
129.

me    

Mark Heller should have to share her cell in addition to being disbarred!

521 days ago
130.

PT    

Give me 6 months and control over her money. I'll rehab that little POS.

521 days ago
131.

nisiek    

no rehabs in any state are "lock down" as in of course there is no one stopping you from leaving...I know I have been in "lock down" rehabs..all it means is that you cannot leave the premises on your own...period end of story. It means no store runs, you never leave the premises EVER for the time you are there. So in the long run it is better than jail, but no state has guards making you stay in rehabs ANYWHERE...so duh, check your facts. Lock down rehab is a term for not leaving the premises...that is all.

521 days ago
132.

some guy    

I heard Lucky once went to rehab for chronic douchiness.

521 days ago
133.

CreamyPB    

I thought the judge said she could do the lockdown in NY or LA. There's probably one in LA she could go to. Although she needs it, Lindsay clearly doesn't think she does so rehab isn't going to work for her. She needs to be on board with it in order for it to be useful.

So let's say for sake of argument that they find one she can go to. She stays for 90 days. Then she's on 2 years of probation. And come on, this is Lindsay we're talking about, what are the chances that she will last 2 years without breaking the law?

521 days ago
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Paul J. Wallin    

This is one of the things we were trying to explain prior to the plea bargain being entered into. However, representing Michael Lohan and not Lindsay did not give us legal standing. Mr. Heller was the only lawyer who practices law in New York. If he represented that there were lock down facilities that Lindsay could go to in New York then that is what the court and the city attorneys were relying on.
. This should definitely not be blamed on Lindsay in any way. How is she expected to know this. She was relying on her lawyer to provide her and the court and all counsel correct legal advise. This is very sad and hopefully Lindsay will not have to go to jail because of this situation

521 days ago
135.

theroyalgs    

TMZ...stop stretching this always.....you know very well nothing will happen to her...as always

521 days ago
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