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"...female, non-violent prisoners will do about 25-percent of their sentence.."

Lindsay Lohan was a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/lindsay-lohan-back-court-face-jail-time/story?id=11095712page=1″sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab:/abr /br / blockquoteAccording to Steve Whitmore, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, Lohan will serve her time at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California and will be segregated from the general jail population.br /br /Lohan may only end up serving a few weeks of her 90 day jail sentence — Whitmore noted that “female, non-violent prisoners will do about 25-percent of their sentence” because L.A. jails suffer from “an overcrowding situation.” br //blockquotebr /br /a href=”http://losangelesduiblog.com/2010/03/jail-overcrowding-means-good-news-for-dui-offenders.html”According to this article, /a”non-violent” male prisoners serve more time:br /br /blockquoteThe Los Angeles Times reports that most women only serve 20 percent of their jail sentence. Up until last week, male inmates were serving at least 80 percent of their jail time, but recently the sheriff’s department began freeing men who were sentenced for non-violent offenses after they served only 50 percent of their time./blockquotebr /br /I don’t think letting people off early is such a good idea but shouldn’t the time served be uniform across the board regardless of sex? Isn’t this blatant discrimination?