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Lindsay Lohan

Lockdown Rehab

Doesn't Exist

3/25/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0324_lindsay_lohan_gettyLindsay Lohan struck a plea deal she CANNOT fulfill, because TMZ has learned ... the lockdown rehab she promised to do is a fiction.

Fact is ... there appears to be no non-jail rehab facilities that will keep patients in against their will -- anywhere in the U.S..

Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... Lindsay's lawyer, Mark Heller, represented to prosecutors he could get his client into a 90-day lockdown rehab center in NYC. As we reported, there are no private NY rehab centers that keep patients against their will, except for one connected with the prison system, and you have to have a felony record to get in -- and Lindsay doesn't.

We also checked to see if Lindsay could complete her 90-day lockdown rehab in CA, but there isn't a single non-jail lockdown rehab facility in the State.

Rehab guru Dr. Drew tells TMZ, "There is no rehab that will hold you against your will, unless they feel the person is a suicide risk, and in that case they can hold the individual for 72 hours."

Here's the BIG problem. Lindsay's actual sentence is 90 days in jail, but the judge said he'd allow her to complete it with lockdown rehab. Sources say the prosecutors believed such a facility was available when they offered the plea deal. 

It would seem a typical 90-day rehab program wouldn't cut it.  Lindsay has been there at least twice before. She constantly snuck out of Cirque Lodge in Utah and allegedly did the same thing at Betty Ford in California.

On top of that, Lindsay continues to drink, as recently as Friday.

We're told prosecutors are reevaluating the plea deal to determine what they want to do.  Sources say the jail option is still on the table.



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Brilliant strategy by the defense. Mark Heller knew exactly what he was doing. Without lockdown re-hab in the equation she ail be sentenced to jail and with overcrowding she will be out in no time at all. Heller did his job and is now famous.

575 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Come on TMZ, get on this spammer bitch.

575 days ago


How many times is this story going to be posted? It is like groundhogs day. Lindsay will be better off going to jail. 90 days in jail will equal what 9 hours? Or how about this wild idea. Send her to a 90 day rehab and if she breaks one rule violate her on both cases and max her out with jail time on both case. That means remaining 240 on necklace theft and three 6 month sentences for the three other charges. That would be 780 days which is what she actually should be getting instea of this rehab nonsense.

575 days ago


She's starting to look as old as Gollum.

575 days ago


TMZ says prosecutors are reevaluating the plea deal. If this is true, perhaps Mark Heller did lie or at least did not do his homework? Maybe he knew Lindsay wouldn’t qualify for real lockdown rehab and was just trying to stall so she could ‘work’?

I find it hard to believe that Heller, his associate, the prosecutors and the judge were not aware only convicted felons qualify for true lockdown rehab. Here is the wording from the sentencing portion of the court transcript:

You are to do a 90 day residential treatment program and this has to be well, by locked facility, I mean there are no day passes you can’t leave, you have to stay within the programs um within the program for the 90 day period until you’re out, you’re done.

Perhaps all parties agreed she could go to regular rehab but not leave? A few people suggested Lindsay could wear an electronic monitoring device. If this does need clarification, I hope they do it before Lindsay leaves for Brazil on Wednesday (if that’s true)!

575 days ago


Just lock her up already!

575 days ago


lock her stupid ass up. shes getting too many chances. she isnt learning **** if the "justice"system keeps kneeling to these "stars". LOCK THAT BITCH UP! point blank

575 days ago


This is so profoundly stupid. This would never, ever happen to anyone who is not a celebrity.

575 days ago

The Man They Call Louis    

O.k. TMZ, we get the hint...she's never gonna see jail time, the judicial system is a joke and only caters to the celebs as a slap on the wrist. Enough already.

575 days ago


Jail is an 'option'? Lock her up!!

575 days ago


So the judge and DA had no idea that a lockdown rehab doesn't exist. A lot of BS floating around here.

575 days ago


They are keep forgetting that Judges last words...." any violation of her probation terms she would go to jail for the Maximum time no our early.....and someone say "Oh the sheriff will just let her out for over crowding....but the sheriff is only a servant of the court and if the judge say no early release he CANNOT let her out early he will have to make room for her even if it a pallet in the broomcloset.......Because believe me If the sheriff anywhere else tried that shyt he would find himself indited and behind those same bars...
The sheriff is not all powerful he answers to the court not the other way around....but as this is California its assed backwards out there in everything......

575 days ago


lock stupid ass up. shes getting too many chances. she isnt learning **** if the "justice"system keeps kneeling to these "stars". LOCK THAT BITCH UP! point blank

575 days ago


That's not true. I work at a rehab in SC. If a judge orders rehab or a patient is committed on Chemical Dependency papers the person will remained locked in our facility without the ability to leave AMA or be discharged by the MD.

575 days ago


A couple of thoughts here...

1) Heller is a liar; he lied to the court when he said there were lockdown facilities. He needs to be disbarred over this.

2) What kind of incompetent morons are working in the DA's office? Don't they bother to do the slightest amount of checking for themselves? No wonder the stupid little slut has slid on so many charges; they've got chimpanzees working for the DA...

3) I sense another attempted scam by the queen of grifters, Lindsay whorehan. She needs to go to a lockdown facility alright, but JAIL. All 90 days in general population, where they'll beat the sh*t out of her & intimidate her on a daily basis. Scared straight is the only thing that will work for this arrogant whore...

575 days ago
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