Lindsay Lohan's "Lockdown Rehab" Doesn't Exist

By McCarton Ackerman 03/25/13

The actress may have to serve jail time since no rehab will hold her against her will.

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Lindsay Lohan's "lockdown rehab" sentence may have been too good to be true. The troubled actress pled no contest last week to giving false information to a police officer and reckless driving, both violations of her probation, leading to a plea deal that would require her to serve 90 days in a "lockdown rehab" facility. Lohan's lawyer Mark Heller told prosecutors that he could get her into a lockdown facility in NYC, but TMZ has reported that there are no private rehab centers anywhere in the country that will hold patients against their will. The only facility in NYC that would permit this is connected to the prison system and requires a felony record to get in—so Lohan would not qualify. "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," Dr. Drew Pinsky told TMZ. The judge had ordered lockdown rehab as a substitute for Lohan's 90-day jail sentence, so time behind bars is now a likely possibility. It's unlikely that the actress will be sent to conventional rehab, since she reportedly snuck in and out of two other rehab facilities—Cirque Lodge in Utah and the Betty Ford center in California—during previous stays. She has also been spotted drinking several times since receiving her rehab sentence, and remains adamant that she does not have a substance abuse problem. Lohan has denied reports of partying; she recently tweeted that she is "taking this seriously and focused on the road ahead."

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.