If you thought Felicity Huffman‘s prison sentence was short, wait until you hear how many days she actually served behind bars. On Friday, October 25, In Touch confirmed that the actress was released two days before the end of her sentence. Scheduled to be let out on Sunday, October 27, the actress was freed early thanks to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ policy regarding inmate release dates scheduled for weekends. According to a statement shared with In Touch, inmates who are expected to leave prison on a Saturday or Sunday are frequently released early on a Friday.
“Felicity Huffman has been released from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons today, October 25, 2019, per BOP Program Statement 5140.36 ‘Release of Inmates Prior to a Weekend or Legal Holiday,'” the statement read.
But that only explains shaving two days off of the 14-day sentence. Felicity, 56, checked in on Tuesday, October 15, meaning she only served 11 days, not 12. What happened to the other day? Well, technically, the Desperate Housewives alum had already served that day. Back on March 12 when news of the college admissions scandal first broke, she was arrested in her home. Though she was released on bond later that same day, the time she spent behind bars still counted toward the sentence she was handed down on Friday, September 13.
Though a source close to the mother of two revealed exclusively to In Touch that she was “terrified of being locked up,” other insiders shared that she was relieved to get such a short sentence. The star had asked the judge for no time behind bars, but prosecutors had recommended she serve one month. Not everyone was happy with the star’s 14-day sentence, though. Her former costar Ricardo Chavira cited “white privilege” as the reason for her short stay.
“I saw eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about,” Ricardo, 48, wrote on Twitter. “Accountability and responsibility don’t mean s–t to these people. … Slap on the wrist. Sorry, but this is s–t.”
Actress Lori Loughlin, who’s also embroiled in the scandal, is hoping for her own similarly light sentence despite the fact that she and husband Mossimo Giannulli are now facing additional charges. Both halves of the couple were charged with conspiring to commit federal program bribery which could come with a sentence of up to five years in prison if they’re convicted.
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