Lindsay Lohan In, Out of Jail in Four-Plus Hours

November 7, 2011 Updated Nov 7, 2011 at 12:34 PM EDT

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Lindsay Lohan In, Out of Jail in Four-Plus Hours

November 7, 2011 Updated Nov 7, 2011 at 12:34 PM EDT

In reality, Lindsay Lohan's 30-day jail sentence lasted just a few hours.

According to People magazine, the actress -- who was sentenced last week by a judge to serve 30 days in jail for violating her probation -- was released early Monday morning after serving less than five hours at a California facility.

The reason for the short stay, according to the People story, was due to jail overcrowding and the fact that Lohan was a nonviolent offender.

Read the People story HERE.