Tabloid reports that Lindsay Lohan would be taken from a Lynwood jail to a rehabilitation facility in Costa Mesa owned by Newport Beach-based Morningside Recovery proved untrue this morning when the troubled actress was instead taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
It was unclear whether the troubled actress would later be transferred to a rehab in Orange County.
Lohan, 24, was freed from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood at 1:35 a.m. after serving 14 days of a 90-day sentence for violating her probation in a 2007 drug case, a sheriff's spokesman said.
She was then required to directly enter rehab for three months. The actress was ordered to receive treatment at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.
Judge Marsha Revel apparently had a change of heart after first picking Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach against the wishes of two court-appointed psychiatrists and medical professionals.
Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley visited her at the Lynwood jail Friday. She said Lohan was doing fine and was looking forward to her release.
According to prosecutors, the actress will have to spend the entire time in rehab.
TMZ.com reports that a source close to the case said Lohan will be treated for addiction to methamphetamine and bipolar disorder.
The 24-year-old actress' jail time was reduced because of prison overcrowding.
Some said Lohan received preferential treatment while behind bars.
Lohan's mother, Dina, and sister Ali visited her at the jail on a Wednesday, despite the fact that other inmates have to wait until the weekend for visitors.
Law enforcement officials responded by saying, "Lindsay might get visitors after the official visiting hours are over for the other inmates for security reasons. It's for the safety of everyone."
Lohan also received some of her usual prescription medications while behind bars.
Dylan Howard, senior executive editor for RadarOnline, told KTLA that up until recently, Lohan has been "using a near-lethal cocktail of drugs" including "Adderall, anti-depressants and the highly powerful drug Dilantin."
And, KTLA has learned, the actress could order food from a special store and get certain items delivered that the jail wouldn't give her.
The program, called the Keefe Commissary Network Gift Pack Program, gives inmates $135 worth to spend on items like refried beans, Spam, Kit Kat bars, cookies and cupcakes.
Lohan's first jailhouse meal was turkey casserole.
The actress was "completely cooperative" when she was booked into the jail, officials said.
She was subject to a strip search and given an orange jail jumpsuit before her booking photo was taken and her belongings were confiscated. Among the items taken was Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and the Sea." Her family will be allowed to order a replacement book, according to RadarOnline.
Lohan went through a triage of mental and psychological tests, according to L.A. County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore who predicted the first 24 to 48 hours would be the toughest for the starlet as she adjusted to life behind bars.
She was kept in isolation in a 12-by-8-foot cell with a toilet, a sink, a stool, a small tabletop and a 6-inch window.
Her first visitor was her attorney.
When Revel sentenced Lohan to jail in July, she cited several instances over the last few years in which the starlet lied about taking drugs and drinking.
"It's like someone who cheats but doesn't think it's cheating if they don't get caught," Revel said.
Lohan began serving a 90-day sentence July 20, but was let out due to overcrowding and good behavior. She was kept away from other inmates for security reasons, according to the Los Angeles Times.
She was locked up in the first place after violating her parole, which required regular attendance at an alcohol program.
Despite a tough period adjusting to jail life, Lohan remained cooperative and became more subdued as days passed, according to law enforcement sources, The Times reported.
The Times and Daily Pilot contributed to this report.