Actress Felicity Huffman, 56, is set to be released from prison on October 27th according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate locator. She will get out 13 days after first arriving to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California on Tuesday October 15.
Huffman reported to a federal prison in order to serve a 14-day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal that rocked many of the nation's elite universities. Huffman admitted to paying to cheat on her daughter's SAT test.
The Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin is a low-security prison for women in the San Francisco area.
“Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions, her representative said. "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.”
Huffman was the first parent to be sentenced in the case. Several other parents have since been sentenced, with sentences ranging from probation to five months in prison. The FBI probe, dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues," found several parents involved in a scheme to pay Rick Singer to get their children into colleges by either boosting their SAT scores or helping them pretend to be top athletes. Yale, Georgetown and the University of Southern California were all named as colleges involved.
Huffman pleaded guilty to charges of fraud for paying for someone to proctor and correct her daughter's SAT test. She gave a tearful apology at her sentencing on September 13.
“I was frightened, I was stupid and I was so wrong,” she said at the time. “I am deeply ashamed of what I have done.”
"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin was also charged and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have also been charged. Loughlin has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and conspiracy charges and remains free on bail.