Neiers, who on Friday finished a 30-day jail term for burglarizing Orlando Bloom's home, says that Lohan was understandably shaken when she was brought into Century Regional Correctional Facility last week.
"Crying. She was crying," Neiers exclusively tells E! News. "I could hear her. "
The first day, Neiers says, was the toughest for Lohan.
"I could start hearing like what was going on in there, I tried to just, really just keep to myself and the last thing I really want to hear, you know, when you're trying to be so strong and just get through the day. I mean, the days are so long in there, you're woken up at 5:30.
"She was crying. She was talking to deputies and, you know, just trying to—I couldn't really like make it out, but from what I saw the first day, I mean, she was lying in there and just trying to like calm down."
Like other inmates, Neiers didn't have direct contact with Lohan, since both were in protective custody. But the E! star did say there were signs the more famous jailbird was getting some special treatment.
"I mean, she got to keep her extensions in and everything, which most people don't, and the girls were like, 'Ah, they had to take my weave out and cut it all out and,' you know, stuff like that."
Despite the hairdo allowance, Neiers says, Lohan did have to drastically alter her wardrobe.
"She had her head down when she walked by and she was in oranges, just like us."
Neiers says the most difficult part of her sentence was getting through processing, when she was in close proximity to other inmates and subjected to a strip search.
"Two of the girls told everyone that they wanted me to be their girlfriends, which is actually—I've never had something like that happen, and then all the girls started talking about it, talking about, you know, my show, my situation, what they had heard.
"Just one of the girls started cussing me out and stuff like that, but, you know, I didn't want to fight back, that's not who I am, and, you know, for all I know, she could be in there for, whatever. Girls are in there for, on murder charges.
"You feel violated and just uncomfortable…it's scary. It's scary. I mean, you're going to jail and the girls in there aren't, you know, I mean, some of them were kind and some of them really weren't."
Neiers insists the Lynwood, Calif., lockup is hardly a Camp Cupcake, even for inmates like her and Lohan, who are placed in protective custody.
"They took me up to the protective custody. And I remember the officer looked at me and she's like, 'You're going to be in here for three months, you're not getting any special treatment because if I treat you special, then all the other girls are going to hate you even more and they're going to hate me even more.'
"And the first night, I didn't get blankets, they gave me a sheet and a roll-up…You get one set of clothes and socks and underwear and stuff like that. And they sent me up to my room. And, uh, I think the worst feeling was like the first time that that cell door shut and, you know, and it's just like, 'Wow, am I really here?' "
And does she have any advice for Lohan in her last few days of lockup?
"I wish her the best, honestly, but you know, it's all up to your mindset, and I don't know what her mindset is in there. And I mean, from what I understand, she was having medical attention and she was just trying to get—I'm sure she was just trying to get through the days. I mean, it's hard."
Watch E! News tonight at 7 and 11:30 p.m. for more of Michael Yo's exclusive interview with Alexis Neiers.
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