"She's not treated like ... it was anyone else going to jail," the source tells PEOPLE – though the Sheriff's office denies it
“She’s not treated like if it was anyone else going to jail,” Maria Medina, a relative of an inmate at Lohan’s jail tells PEOPLE. “Like, if they even want to bring her new clothes or bring her anything, they put the whole facility on lockdown. It happens all the time.”
Medina, 40, says residents at the jail, based in Lynwood, Calif., find it unfair that someone they’re not even allowed to see is exerting so much control over their stay.
“All the inmates are sick of Lindsay,” Medina says. “It’s almost like Lindsay Lohan’s here, but she’s not. Like if she even moves, they put the whole facility on lockdown. It happens all the time. For example, just yesterday [Friday], Lindsay had to go to the mini-clinic, and the whole place was on lockdown again.”
Los Angeles Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore denied Medina’s claim. “It’s business as usual. Lindsay’s getting no special treatment,” he told PEOPLE on Saturday. He also said there is no such thing as “lockdowns.”
As far as Lohan is concerned, she’s now apparently in a much better state of mind than earlier this week.
“[Lindsay’s] doing well, she’s doing fine,” Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley tells PEOPLE. “Her outlook is definitely more positive.”
Despite speculation that Lohan was given exemptions when it came to visitation limits, Holley told reporters her client is playing by the rules, saying,”[Her family’s] not allowed any more visits this week.”
Whitmore earlier this week told PEOPLE that Lohan received her visits during the week to avoid disrupting other families visiting on the weekend with ensuing TV crews and photographers.
• With additional reporting by KEN LEE