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Lindsay Lohan begins house arrest

Lindsay Lohan is now under house arrest, People reports. The actress, who was sentenced in April to 120 days in jail in connection to a parole violation, was allowed to serve her time at home, due to overcrowding in California jails. The violation stems from a drunk driving charge handed to Lohan in 2007; Lohan was found in violation of her probation during hearings surrounding the actress’ misdemeanor theft charge. (She was accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store.)

Earlier this month, Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that Lohan must also serve 480 hours of community service separate from her house arrest. “House arrest is house arrest,” Sautner said at the time. “You don’t get to double dip.” Lohan was placed under formal probation until November 2011. The probation, however, could be terminated sooner, once she completes her community service.

Lohan must stay inside her home all all times while serving her sentence. On Thursday morning, she was fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet.

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