With Lindsay Lohan being released from formal probation for the first time in over four years, Adam Young, an advocate of rehabilitation through education, is saying the actress would have benefited from a more creative sentence. The ‘Mean Girls’ star completed her community service in the Los Angeles morgue, but Young said negative reinforcement never works.
Lohan “has been in and out of court for years, has failed to do her community service many times and could use some inspiration to get her life back on track,” Young said. “Statistics show a high correlation between crime and lack of education…Had (Lindsay) taken some of those hours (while at the morgue) and used them learning about the universe or business finance, she may have been inspired to focus her life towards something positive again.”
After completing her 14 days of morgue duty and her five therapy sessions, which permanently stays her 150 day jail sentence, Judge Stephanie Sautner ended Lohan’s 2007 DUI case. The judge also switched the actress to informal probation for her shoplifting conviction from last year.
Lohan will be on informal probation until May 2014, and if she stays out of legal trouble until then, she won’t have to report to a probation officer or judge. Her rep, Steve Honig, said the actress is eager to put her legal troubles behind her. She’s preparing to shoot an episode of ‘Glee,’ and will begin shooting the Lifetime movie ‘Liz and Dick’ in May in Vancouver, in which she’ll play Elizabeth Taylor.
Written by: Karen Benardello