Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to Jail; New York to Allow Conjugal Visits for Gay Inmates


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 23, 2011

  • Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 100 days in jail yesterday for violating her drunk driving probation. She was held in custody for five hours before being sprung out of jail on a $75,000 bail (no indication of any Dog the Bounty Hunter involvement). LiLo is free for now while her lawyer appeals the sentence, but she has to start doing 480 hours of community service right away: 360 hours in a women’s center, and a bizarre and fraught 120 hours in the L.A. County morgue. [CNN]
  • New York State will allow conjugal visits for gay inmates in marriages or civil unions. Gay prisoners will also now be allowed a furlough if their partner becomes terminally ill. Steps forward! Word to the wise, though, Daily News: watch out what goes into the URL. I can see that “paint the clinks pink” joke and so can everyone else. [NYDN]
  • Pretty good Post lede: “Two Saks Fifth Avenue cashiers were sacked by police after swiping more than $50,000 from the store in a gift-card scam, authorities said yesterday.” Sacked! Swiping! The cashiers are being charged with grand larceny. [NYP]
  • The attempted sexual assault of a Brooklyn woman was captured on surveillance video. The man whose camera shot the video tried to give it to the NYPD as evidence, but they didn’t want it. Could the NYPD look any worse when it comes to matters of sexual attacks on women? [NBC]
  • Tornados are currently ravaging a number of places in our country, including the St. Louis airport, which closed yesterday because of the storms which flattened dozens of homes in the area. Four people were injured by flying glass at the airport. [Reuters]
  • An autistic seven-year-old was handcuffed and removed from his school after an altercation with another child. His parents sued the city and won. Why is handcuffing kids suddenly a thing? Has it always been a thing? [NYDN]

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