Actress Felicity Huffman has been spotted in jailhouse garb as she serves her two-week sentence at a California prison.
Huffman, 56, was order to spend to 14 days behind bars earlier this month. She was one of dozens of parents who took part in a multi-level college admissions bribery scheme, with Huffman paying $15,000 to have her daughter’s SAT scores altered.
The “Desperate Housewives” actress is serving her time at the Federal Correctional Institution Dublin, a low-security federal prison in Dublin, California, and over the weekend photos emerged of Huffman wearing a prison uniform, CNN reports. The photos and videos, which were taken on the fifth day of Huffman’s time inside, show the actress wearing what appears to be a dark green prison jumpsuit, sneakers, dark-framed glasses, and a white baseball cap.
The photos were taken of Huffman on family visiting day, according to Page Six. Other photos show Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, as well as the couple’s youngest daughter visiting her at the facility.
Huffman, who began her sentence on Oct. 15, is scheduled to be released on Oct. 27, according to Page Six.
The actress pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and was sentenced in September to 250 hours of community service, two weeks behind bars, a year of probation, and a $30,000 fine, according to the Associated Press.
In a letter to the judge assigned to her case, Huffman apologized for her actions and claimed to have acted out of “desperation,” but admitted that there existed “no justification” for what she’d done.
Huffman is not the only famous name who was implicated in the scheme. Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the plot, $500,000 to help their two daughters gain admission to the University of Southern California as crew team recruits, despite the girls not being athletes.
Loughlin and Giannulli, who have both pleaded not guilty to charges of money laundering and conspiracy, will likely receive steeper sentences than Huffman did if convicted, because Huffman “took responsibility” for her crimes, Andrew Lelling, the U.S Attorney for Massachusetts, told Boston’s WCVB earlier this month.
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