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9 Celebrities Who Had A Life In Prison

While it’s true that A-listers in Hollywood frequently get away with murder, they’re still human and subject to arrest, conviction, and punishment on occasion. List of actors who have served more than 30 days in prison for real-life crimes. Has everyone forgotten about Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr.’s terrible history of substance abuse?

And what about Mark Wahlberg’s troubled past as a Boston youth who turned to violence? A former Oscar winner was arrested for assaulting a photographer. These well-known criminals have been caught and sent behind bars to reflect on their actions.

9. Robert Downey Jr.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Downey Jr. was pulled over for speeding in Malibu in 1996. The LA Times claimed that he was arrested on suspicion of DUI and for possessing heroin, cocaine, and crack in his vehicle. He was condemned to federal prison for violating his probation after serving time in county jail and rehabilitation. As reported by The Guardian, in 2015, he was granted a pardon and restored voting rights.

8. Lindsay Lohan

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In 2007, the actress was arrested for a hit-and-run misdemeanor in which she was charged with driving under the influence and possessing cocaine. Over the course of a decade, the defendant was sentenced to at least five different rehabilitation centers, 35 days of home confinement, 67 days of community service, 19 days in court, and six visits to jail for probation violations and grand theft, according to CNN’s records.

7. Paris Hilton

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According to People, it all began with a DUI arrest in 2006. After disregarding the license suspension, Paris Hilton spent 15 of her 45-day term at the Lynwood correctional facility. The Guardian claims that Paris still had 5,000 letters from fans to read while she was in a difficult situation.

6. Paul McCartney

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According to People magazine, a bag of marijuana was found in this Beatle’s luggage at a Tokyo airport, putting him at risk of spending up to eight years in prison, despite having previously signed an affidavit stating he no longer took narcotics to obtain his travel visa. On his ninth day in jail, the authorities let him go.

5. Mark Wahlberg

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Wahlberg assaulted two people after being caught stealing alcohol in Boston when he was 16 years old. According to the Los Angeles Times, he punched a man in the eye and hit a Vietnamese man with a broad stick while using racist slurs. According to the LA Times, he served 45 days of a two-year felony sentence.

4. Donald Trump Jr.

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In 2001, Donald Trump Jr. was arrested for public intoxication during Mardi Gras. The New York Times reports that he was imprisoned for 11 hours in Louisiana.

3. Lil’ Kim

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Lil’ Kim, the winner of a Grammy for best rap album, served ten months of a one-year-and-a-day sentence for perjury related to a case involving a shooting outside the WQHT-FM Hot 97 radio station. The Washington Post reports that, upon her 6 AM release, she was met by scores of adoring fans.

2. Danny Trejo

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Danny Trejo was incarcerated for a significant portion of the 1960s after being convicted of burglary, assault, and drug possession. The notorious San Quentin State Prison was the location of some of his incarceration.

1. Tim Allen

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According to The Washington Times, before Tim Allen became America’s dad on “Home Improvement,” he served two years and four months in prison for cocaine trafficking. According to Gawker, he was spared a life sentence because he tipped authorities about other drug dealers.

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