After Felicity Huffman was involved in the nationwide college admissions scandal, the actress has been sentenced to spend 14 days in the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, beginning on October 25. In an ironic twist, a former inmate compared the prison to “college dorm living” while exclusively dishing to In Touch about the conditions in the facility.
It seems like the 56-year-old is going to have to get used to spending time with other women in close quarters. “Just imagine four people crammed into a teeny-weeny broom closet that barely fits four beds,” Amy Povah, who served nine years at the facility before founding the Can-Do Foundation, revealed. “Then, there’s a toilet and sink all in that little bitty room.”
So, what will the Desperate Housewives alum — who shares daughters Sophia, 19, and Georgia, 17, with husband William H. Macy — be doing while she is away from her family and friends? For one, she will have to wear khaki clothing and do chores including washing dishes. “She’ll probably have to work in the kitchen because that’s where everybody is assigned at first,” Amy added. “They get you up at the crack of dawn, and you clean pots and pans. Everybody has a job to do. Nobody gets to escape it, not even Felicity!”
In April, Huffman pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for paying $15,000 to boost Sophia’s SAT scores. In addition to receiving her prison sentence on September 13, she will be sentenced to one year of probation along with completing 250 hours of community service as well as pay a $30,000 fine.
After her court appearance, Huffman spoke out about her previous mistakes. “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 educational 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.”
Ultimately, Huffman is “terrified of being locked up,” another source explained. “She’s afraid she may get picked on because she’s a celebrity and hates the thought of being away from her family. She just wants to get it over with. She’s doing the utmost to make up for her mistakes and be a better person.”
Hopefully, it will go by quickly.
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