Actress Lindsay Lohan began a 90-day jail sentence yesterday, trading nightclubs and Twitter messages for a small, isolated cell and an orange jumpsuit.


Lohan, 24, was booked into an all-female jail in south Los Angeles after surrendering in court for violating her probation on two 2007 drunk-driving and cocaine possession charges.


The actress, whose career has foundered during two years of strenuous partying, looked tired and tense during an appearance at a packed Beverly Hills courtroom where she was handcuffed and taken into custody.


Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, told reporters Lohan is “scared as anyone would be ... and she’s resolute. She does her time just like anyone else.”


Local TV news helicopters showed live video of Lohan’s journey, an unmarked car with tinted windows, to the Century Regional Detention Facility.

Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that runs the jail system, told reporters that Lohan “has been extremely cooperative and everything is going smoothly.”

She will wear a standard orange jumpsuit, hand in any jewelry, and cell phones and computers are banned.

Lohan’s time behind bars is expected to be reduced to about three weeks.