Actress Felicity Huffman is a free woman after she was released from prison early.
Huffman was released on Friday, October 25 after only serving 11 days of her 14 day sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California. According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, it is normal police for an inmate to be released early if their release date is on the weekend, which in this case Huffman was supposed to be released on Sunday, October 27.
The 56-year-old actress turned herself over to authorities last Tuesday to begin her sentence.
“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. 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,” a rep for Huffman said in a statement at the time.
Last Saturday, her husband William H. Macy visited the prison for female offenders on Saturday and was joined by their daughter Georgia.
Back in May, Huffman plead guilty to her role in the college admissions scandal dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. The actress paid the scam’s ringleader Rick Singer $15,000 to have a proctor change her daughter’s answers on her SAT test.
The sentence Felicity received is not about a victory or a defeat. She is not disappointed or relieved about the outcome. She is contrite and humbled and accepts the outcome,” said a source after the actress received her sentence. “She is resigned to the fact that she has to serve her sentence and pay her dues to society.”
“I can promise you that in the months and years to come that I will try and live a more honest life, serve as a better role model for my daughters and family and continue to contribute my time and energies wherever I am needed,” Huffman said in the Boston courtroom.
“My hope now is that my family, my friends and my community will forgive me for my actions.”