Jail won't help Lindsay, dad says

Michael Lohan doesn’t think jail will help estranged daughter Lindsay overcome her problems.

The troubled actress was sentenced to 90 days in prison yesterday for violating her probation for a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest in 2007 but Michael thinks it’s the wrong course of action for her.

Michael – who claims Lindsay has an addiction to prescription drugs - told ‘Larry King Live’: "I feel dismay, but at the same time a little satisfaction that she's going to rehab. But the last thing in the world I wanted was for my daughter to go to jail… Any kind of jail is harsh especially for a young lady like Lindsay that doesn't need jail. I've been there myself and I know that jail didn't do anything for me with my addictions. It was taking drug programmes seriously."

His lawyer Lisa Bloom added: "I don't see the benefit of sending addicts to jail when they haven't hurt anyone. Lindsay's only been hurting herself."

Lindsay, 24, was ordered to surrender to authorities on July 20 to begin serving the term and Judge Marsha Revel also said she would be required to enter an in-patient rehabilitation programme after her release from prison.

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