In good spirits. Felicity Huffman looked happy on Sunday, November 3, as she began her community service at a The Teen Project center in Los Angeles — just nine days after the actress was released from prison.
The 56-year-old — who shares daughters Sophia, 19, and Georgia, 17, with her husband, William H. Macy — was dressed casually in a black turtleneck sweater with jeans and black ballet flats. In her hand, she held a muffin tin — perhaps she brought in some treats for her new coworkers? Huffman had her hair held back with a black headband and wore sunglasses during her outing. Huffman is believed to be working with sex-trafficked women at the facility.
The Desperate Housewives alum completed her time in jail on October 25 — she only ended up spending 11 days behind bars instead of 14 — and she was also sentenced to complete 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine. Huffman pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services for paying $15,000 to boost her daughter Sophia’s SAT scores in April.
After spending time behind bars at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, Huffman is grateful to be settling back into her old routine. “Felicity knows she’s going to get a lot of flak for only spending 11 days behind bars, but prison really opened her eyes to a whole new world,” a source told In Touch exclusively. “It was very isolating. She felt trapped and claustrophobic, but she never complained. She didn’t have an appetite, she lost a little weight, but she did eat some of the food, which wasn’t tasty at all.”
Huffman previously owned up to her mistakes after her court appearance in September. “I broke the law. I have admitted that, and I have pleaded guilty to this crime,” she said in a statement. “There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period. I would like to apologize again to my daughter, my husband, my family and the education community for my actions. And I especially want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children.”
Now, Huffman is committed to “paying her dues and doing her time,” the insider shared. “She says she’d like to do some work in prison reform. This was a huge wake-up call for Felicity, she’s a different person because of it.”
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