Lindsay Lohan 30-day jail sentence may have been postponed for Playboy shoot

But the troubled actress is not expected to spend more than a day behind bars

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Lindsay Lohan has been handed a 30-day jail term after failing to complete a previous community service sentence.

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Lohan was sentenced to 360 hours of community service after being convicted of stealing a necklace from a jewellery store in January. By failing to complete the sentence, she was found to have violated the terms of her probation.

At a hearing in Los Angeles, Judge Stephanie Sautner warned the troubled US actress that she could face yet another community service order if she repeated the violation. 

But according to US website TMZ, Sautner agreed to postpone the jail sentence until Lohan had completed a nude photoshoot for Playboy.

Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, reportedly told the judge in chambers that her client would be in breach of her contract with the men’s magazine if she did not complete the shoot by the end of the week. Lohan has been told to report to jail by 9 November.

Lohan has been jailed a number of times since a 2007 conviction for drink driving, but has rarely served more than a few hours concurrently due to procedural issues. 

Overcrowding means offenders sentenced to 90 days or less are routinely admitted to jail and immediately released. “Probably she will be booked in and maybe spend the night and be released the next day,” said California prison official Steve Whitmore.

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However, Lohan will be required to complete her original community service at the Los Angeles county morgue and attend psychotherapy sessions. And Judge Sautner warned that failure to comply this time could result in another 270 hour community sentence.