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Lindsay Lohan will head back to jail for 30 days

Lindsay Lohan arrives at her probation hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court. (Reed Saxon/AP)

The courtroom fixture/actress was ordered to report to the L.A. County jail by Nov. 9 during a hearing today before Judge Stephanie Sautner. That’s the same judge who revoked Lohan’s probation two weeks ago after determining that the former Disney movie golden girl had not met the community service and therapy obligations required by her probation agreement.

Lohan waived her right to a hearing and admitted that she did indeed violate her probation by not fully meeting those requirements. As a result, she will serve 30 days of a 300-day sentence in prison, with no eligibility for house arrest. (Note: TMZ is reporting that the Sheriff’s Department says Lohan will serve only six of those days, but that was not made clear during the hearing.)

After her release, she will resume a period of probation during which Sautner set a series of strict monthly deadlines to ensure that Lohan attends a certain number of therapy sessions and performs a specified amount of community service. If she misses any of those deadlines, Lohan will be sent back to prison to serve the remainder of her sentence behind bars.

“This is what we call putting the key to the jail in the defendant’s pockets,” Sautner said.

Lohan will satisfy the remainder of her community service solely at the L.A. County Morgue, where she has recently reported for duty. Sautner said that two women’s shelters refused to take her on as a volunteer, with leaders at one center specifically saying they were uncomfortable with having the starlet work there because she sets a bad example for the women they are trying to help. (Video of the sentencing appears after the jump.)

“The morgue is willing to keep you so I am going to keep all your community service at the morgue,” Sautner said.

Lohan, dressed in a conversative navy polka-dot dress, nodded throughout the hearing in L.A. County Superior Court and even smirked a couple of times, most notably when Sautner mentioned that morgue officials have asked Lohan to stop tweeting about her experiences there. Sautner added that she has asked morgue officials to no longer hold press conferences about Lohan. (The American justice system at work, ladies and gentlemen.)

The actress will surrender to authorities in the next week to begin her 30 days. After that, her next court appearance will take place Dec. 14, by which time she will need to have met the first obligation in that series of deadlines: completion of four, 45-minute therapy sessions and 12 days of community service.

If Lohan meets each series of monthly deadlines, on March 29 her probation and remaining jail time wll be permanently stayed and she will be a free woman. The judge also noted that she is welcome to complete her service and therapy requirements early.

While on probation, Lohan is not permitted to leave the country or the state of California unless she can prove it is for work reasons or a family visit.

Do you think this round of jail time, followed by the very structured probation, will finally mark the end of Lohan’s legal troubles? Weigh in by posting a comment.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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