Lindsay Lohan visits church after jail

Los Angeles: After two prison stints and a confession to drug addiction, Hollywood beauty Lindsay Lohan is finally making an effort to clean up her image.

Just hours after being released from a 14-hour prison spell, the 24-year-old visited a church near downtown Los Angeles which specialises in caring for the city`s homeless.

The `Mean Girls` star was accompanied by her mum Dina, her sister Ali and her new manager Lou Taylor, as she spent an hour talking to some of the centers residents and signing autographs on Saturday, reported TMZ online.

Lohan who is reportedly heading back to rehab within the next few days, then took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share her experience.

"What a great place The Dream Center is here in LA. Had a nice time there today, it`s so important to give back. I feel blessed," she tweeted.

The visit occurred just hours before shocking photographs surfaced showing Lindsay back in 2007 using a syringe to inject herself with what is believed to be heroin.

The pictures show a very thin looking Lohan posing with the syringe with a tourniquet wrapped around her arm and injecting the substance into her left wrist.

In another photograph an unknown person injects Lohan in her lower back.

The former child star was remanded to jail at the Lynwood County Correctional Facility on Friday after she failed two court ordered drugs tests that were part of her probation terms from a 2007 drink driving case.

Judge Elden Fox initially refused Lohan bail, meaning she could have stayed in jail until her next court hearing on October 22nd, but the stars lawyer Shaun Chapman Holley appealed the decision and got the ruling overturned allowing her to post a USD 300,000 bail and be released from jail.

Lohan is now free until the next court date but has been ordered to wear a scram device, which she was hiding under long boots, and avoid any location where alcohol can be purchased.

It is believed at the October court hearing Lohan will be ordered to serve 30 days in jail for every individual probation violation.