The troubled actress - who was sentenced to 300 days in jail last week after admitting she had violated the terms of her probation in relation to a 2007 DUI (driving under the influence) case but will only spend 30 days behind bars - arrived at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California at 8.48pm PST last night (06.11.11) to begin serving her sentence, the Los Angeles County Sheriff`s Department website states.
However, the 25-year-old star is expected to be released within hours of her arrival due to jail overcrowding.
Sheriff`s spokesman Steve Whitmore has said Lindsay may have to spend time in jail overnight if there are several other inmates checking out at the same time.
Lindsay admitted last week she had violated her probation by failing to show up at community service appointments at a women`s shelter in Los Angeles.
Superior Court Judge Stephanie Saunter told Lindsay - who attended the Los Angeles Superior Court Airport branch in a navy polka dot dress and Giuseppe Zanotti high heels -she will now have to perform all of her community service at a morgue and complete 19 psycho-therapy sessions by March 29, 2012.
If she completes them all, her probation will be over and the rest of the sentence will be stayed indefinitely.
If she fails to do so, she will have to serve the remainder of the 270 days of her sentence.
In an unusual twist, the judge also banned Lindsay from using social networking site twitter while working at the morgue.
The sentence is the `Mean Girls` actress` fifth since she was arrested twice for drunk driving in 2007, and earlier this year she served 35 days under house arrest.