Felicity Huffman Has Begun Her 14-Day Prison Sentence
In May 2019, unless you live under a rock, you probably remember the massive college admissions scandal that made headlines everywhere, where over 40 people were arrested, including actress Felicity Huffman.
Essentially, parents, like Huffman, were found guilty of paying an admissions consultant to sneakily facilitate students into getting accepted into their chosen schools. Pretty uncool for the students who actually put the effort towards getting into their dream college.
In relation to the scam, Huffman admitted to paying a whopping $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter’s answers on the SAT, in which recorded conversations were later revealed.
Originally, she was sentenced to 14 days, but it turns out she’ll only need to do 13. The reason: Huffman had spent in custody following her arrest in March, so she is being credited a day in lieu of that time.
“Any part of a day spent in official detention equals one day for credit purposes,” a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson explained. “Credit is given for time spent in official detention as a direct result of the federal offense for which the federal sentence was imposed.”
Don’t worry, Huffman still has plenty of things to do in her spare time out of jail, like the 250 hours of community service and paying off the $30,000 fine that accompanied her sentence.
Huffman’s release date from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California is on October 27.
To learn more about the details of Huffman’s prison sentence and her involvement in the scandal, check out the video below.
What are your thoughts on Huffman’s new sentence? Do you think she deserves more or less time in jail?