Lindsay Lohan Escapes Jail: This is Her Chance!

Julie Ryan Evans

Lindsay LohanJust when it looked like Lindsay Lohan was headed back to her home away from home -- jail -- Judge Patricia Schnegg late last night overturned the earlier ruling and granted her release on $300,000 bail.

According to TMZ, the terms of her bail are strict. She'll have to wear a SCRAM bracelet again, can't hang out with known drug users, can't go to night clubs and must comply with testing by law enforcement officers any time.

My first thought on hearing the news of Lohan and her Louboutins escaping yet another consequence was outrage: Won't this girl ever be taught a proper lesson? But really, what good is her sitting in jail for a month going to do? Past stints certainly haven't worked.

At least now she has almost a month to prove she's serious about getting help, about getting better.

But will she do it?

Will she get serious about changing her ways, or will she make a mockery of the whole situation like she has repeatedly in the past such as when she filmed the skit for the VMAs with Chelsea Handler or when she not-so-subtly  flipped off the court?

Hopefully, she'll march herself right back into a rehab program and stay put until her next court appearance scheduled for October 21 instead of flitting around to an AA meeting here or there and pandering for cameras.

There have been no tweets so far from LiLo on the subject since she made her mea culpa of sorts via Twitter last week after failing a drug test for cocaine.

"This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I'm prepared to face the consequences," she tweeted September 17.

Let's hope she puts her money where her tweets are.

And if she can't -- even for these few weeks -- then I hope the judge throws the book at her as hard as possible.

Are you surprised Lindsay Lohan was released from jail? Do you think it's a good thing or not?


Image via Twitter

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