Felicity Huffman, the former “Desperate Housewives,” actress, was spotted wearing a green-blue prison uniform.
She was seen wearing a baseball cap, glasses, and a jumpsuit at a low-security prison in Dublin, California. Splash News obtained the photo, which can be viewed here.
Her shirt has a white tag marked with her name and inmate number 77806-112, according to Page Six. She was walking between the prison’s buildings on family visit day.
Earlier this year, she pleaded guilty on conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud charges for paying $15,000 to have her daughter’s SAT test scores changed.
Last week, Huffman, who is married to longtime actor William H. Macy, reported to FCI Dublin. She was sentenced to 14 days in prison.
“In my desperation to be a good mother I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot,” Huffman said in a letter to the court, CNN reported. “I see the irony in that statement now because what I have done is the opposite of fair. I have broken the law, deceived the educational community, betrayed my daughter and failed my family.”
Huffman apologized to her daughters, the judge, and Macy.
“I am deeply ashamed of what I have done,” she told the judge. “At the end of the day I had a choice to make. I could have said, ‘no.'”
“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were also charged in the case, known as “Operation Varsity Blues,” earlier this year.
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, said that if they are convicted, their sentences will likely be more severe than Huffman’s.
We will probably ask for a higher sentence for [Loughlin] than we did for Felicity Huffman,” he said, according to the Boston Globe.
“It just happened to be that Ms. Huffman was probably the least culpable of the defendants who we’ve charged in that case,” Lelling said, according to Fox News. “She took responsibility almost immediately, she was contrite, did not try to minimize her conduct. I think she handled it in a very classy way.”
Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying $500,000 to William “Rick” Singer, the scam’s mastermind, to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California’s crew team.