Lindsay Lohan is in the midst of the most humbling experience of her life — a stint in the slammer for violating probation on a drunk driving charge. And according to an insider, the once fashionable starlet is now wearing an orange jumpsuit and one-size-fits-all “granny panties” that she has to knot at the sides to keep from falling down. “She’s been crying all day long and is a total mess,” says a source about Lindsay’s incarceration, which may reportedly last only 14 of the 90 days to which she was sentenced, due to overcrowding. “She’s now in a catatonic, out-of-it calm.” Lindsay’s pampered lifestyle changed overnight, beginning with her 8-by-12-foot cell at the Lynwood jail in LA, which is kept at brutally cold temperatures. “Sleeping is difficult,” says the insider. And a Lynwood source claims that Lindsay was given a regular bed — versus the standard thin mattress the other inmates have — but only a thin blanket, without a pillow.
Even though Lindsay must be beyond miserable, she still receives preferential treatment, including her own television, special phone privileges, extended time with visitors and special food. Her perks have infuriated the gang leaders in the jail, who feel they’ve been upstaged by a celebrity. “Lots of girls in here would love to clock her, just to be known as ‘the girl who decked Lindsay,” says the insider. “She’d better watch herself.”