Felicity Huffman's two week sentence at 'Club Fed' prison slammed as a 'vacation from life' as actress enjoys a visit from family, time for hobbies and steak for dinner after college admissions scandal
- Huffman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in the scheme
- She reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in California on October 15
- News she has steak dinners and enjoys hobbies has not gone down well online
- She is also allowed weekend visitors, as well as the time for crochet or origami
- Twitter users argue that 'justice has not been served' and compared her time behind bars to 'being forced to drink a latte and wearing uggs in 95° weather'
- One wrote: 'She's on vacation from life right now.' Another called it 'laughable'
Felicity Huffman's two week sentence at a 'Club Fed' prison has been slammed on social media as a 'vacation from life' as the actress enjoys visits from family, time for hobbies and steak for dinner.
Huffman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in the scheme and was sentenced to 14 days behind bars. She reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, on October 15.
The former Desperate Housewives star, 56, was spotted on Saturday wearing her green jumpsuit to meet husband, William H. Macy, and daughter, Sophia, who traveled to the prison to see her.
But news that she would be enjoying fish sandwiches for lunch and Salisbury steak for dinner has not gone down well on social media.
Twitter users say that 'justice has not been served', comparing her time behind bars to 'being forced to drink PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) and wearing Uggs in 95F weather'.
One wrote: 'She's on vacation from life right now.' Another called the sentence 'laughable'.
Another posted a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants showing two characters being immediately released from a jail, writing: 'Felicity Huffman showing for her 14 day sentence...The mockery that is the criminal justice system.'
Felicity Huffman reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, on October 15. She is pictured with her husband William H. Macy in Boston on September 13
Huffman reported to the Federal Correctional Institution - the minimum-security women's prison known to locals as 'Club Fed' - in Dublin, California, pictured, on Tuesday
Others made light of her sentence, joking: 'Felicity Huffman is now in jail and I gotta admit, the streets feel a little safer.'
Comedian Jenny Johnson wrote: 'Felicity Huffman began her 14-day prison sentence this morning. I hope she has taken all the proper steps to be reintroduced to society once her time is up. It can be tough.'
HOW HUFFMAN WILL SPEND HER DAYS IN 'CLUB FED' PRISON
Felicity Huffman reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, on October 15.
Her day is said to begin at 5am with breakfast until 6: 15am. Lunch is served between 10:45am to 12:00pm.
The actress has a slightly later start time on weekends with breakfast served at 6:30am.
She is allowed one craft project at a time including cross-stitch, crotchet and watercolor and can play sports including basketball and volleyball.
Inmates can have visitors on weekends with quiet hours observed from 9pm until 5am Sunday to Thursday.
She has to wear a khaki uniform with a brown t-shirt and boots.
Huffman got caught up in the college admissions scandal after she was found to have paid admissions consultant Rick Singer $15,000 to forge SAT answers for her now 19-year-old daughter, Sophia.
While she was sentenced to 14 days, jail records obtained by TMZ indicated that she will be released after 13 days on October 27. She was already credited with one day after she was in custody for a few hours following her arrest earlier this year.
She is allowed to have visitors on Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 2pm. There is also time for a hobby such as crochet or origami.
And after it was revealed Huffman would be jailed at one of America's cushiest lock-ups one Twitter user wrote: 'Felicity Huffman's doing a 14 day prison sentence eating bran flakes, fish sandwiches, and salisbury steak. kinda makes me want to commit a college admissions scandal, like, b**** my heat dont work n we pay for this s***!!!!'
Another added: 'THIS IS PROOF THAT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS A DOUBLE STANDARD.'
FCI Dublin is one of four federal penitentiaries in the US prison system that exclusively houses female inmates with a population of 1,235.
Locals often refer to the facility 'Chateau Dublin' because 'it's more like a luxury retreat than a prison', a source told RadarOnline.
It's located close to the Bay Area, where the weather is pleasant year-round.
Huffman's two week sentence at a 'Club Fed' prison has been slammed on social media as a 'vacation from life' as the actress enjoys visits from family, time for hobbies and steak dinners
Huffman will have the inmate number 77806-112. Under FCI Dublin's rules, inmates are required to be in bed for lights out at 10pm every night. They have to be up with beds made by 6.30am for a daily inspection.
Inmates are also allowed up to $320 per month to spend at the prison commissary, which offers candy, cookies, ice cream, instant coffee, toiletries, and greeting cards for sale.
There are also televisions in the lobby which are available for viewing on weekdays until 8.45pm, though the prison does provide exceptions for any special programming, including major sporting events or news.
Inmates are also allowed to play card games and board games in the lobbies.
The prison offers education courses such as English, Spanish, vocational training in computer graphics and software, and apprenticeship programs in a number of fields, including plumbing, landscaping, and construction.
Inmates are also given the option of pursuing 'recreation and leisure' activities and programs, according to the official Bureau of Prisons (BOP) handbook for Dublin.
They include arts and crafts, intramural team sports like softball and volleyball, and physical fitness and weight loss programs.
'These programs help inmates develop an individual wellness concept,' the BOP says in its guidebook.
The actress broke down in tears just moments before she learned her fate last month.
'I have inflicted more damage than I could've ever imagined,' she said.
Felicity Huffman was spotted wearing her green jumpsuit during Saturday's family visiting day at California's FCI Dublin, as she walked outside to greet her husband, William H. Macy, and daughter, Sophia, who had gone to the prison to see her
A number of high profile names have been charged in the college admissions scandal dubbed 'Varsity Blues'.
Prosecutors said parents conspired to enhance test scores and bribed coaches to get their children into elite schools such as Harvard and USC by having them labeled as recruited athletes for sports they didn't even play.
The mastermind of the scheme was admission consultant William 'Rick' Singer, who has pleaded guilty for his role.
Among those contesting the charges are Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, who allegedly paid half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as fake athletes.
Loughlin and Giannulli each face up to 40 years in prison.
Lawyers for the individuals fighting the charges are due in court for a status conference in January.