Felicity Huffman has now entered prison in Dublin, California, officially beginning her sentence after being convicted of fraud in the college admissions scandal. The actress is incarcerated for the next two weeks.
UPDATE #2, 10/25/19, 11:56am ET: Felicity Huffman has been released early from her two-week prison sentence. The actress was scheduled to be released from Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, on Sunday, October 27, but left the prison on Friday, October 25. Her Friday release “is normal policy for inmates who are set to be released on weekends,” a prison official told NBC News.
UPDATE #1, 10/15/19, 3:30pm ET: A representative from the Office of Public Affairs of the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement to HollywoodLife, “We can confirm that Felicity Huffman has arrived at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Dublin, California, and is in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For privacy and safety and security reasons, we do not release information on an individual inmate’s conditions of confinement.”
ORIGINAL: Felicity Huffman has reported to prison in Dublin, California for her 14-day sentence after being convicted of felony fraud charges on September 13 for her involvement in the college admissions scandal, also known as Operation Varsity Blues. The actress was found guilty after paying a test proctor $15,000 to inflate her daughter, Sophia Macy‘s SAT scores to get her into a better college. Following her two weeks in prison, Huffman will go on probation and complete hundreds of hours of community service. She has already paid a $30,000 fine as part of her sentencing. The Desperate Housewives star’s rep provided a statement to HollywoodLife:
“Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA. Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge [Indira] Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions. She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed—one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service—when she is released.” Dublin is located about 350 miles from Huffman’s home in Los Angeles. A source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY following Huffman’s September sentencing how she really feels about her daunting two weeks in prison.
“Felicity is not complaining about her sentence, she is being very stoic but that doesn’t mean she’s not scared,” the source said. “Two weeks locked up is very daunting. She is doing her best to mentally prepare and is very focused on putting one foot in front of the other and fulfilling the demands of the court.” A second source added that, “Felicity is going to look back at this time as a learning process, a moment that isn’t going to define her but something that will be a moment she can question herself to do better.”