Lori Loughlin’s request to serve her prison sentence in Victorville, California has been approved.
According to an order filed on September 9, Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton approved and signed off on Loughlin’s request to serve her time at the Victorville federal correctional institution. The Victorville facility has a low-security prison camp for 300 inmates where the actress would serve her time.
The documents state that the actress will “be designated to a facility closest to her home in CA, preferably the camp at FCI Victorville, if commensurate with the appropriate security level.”
The Bureau of Prisons has final approval of her request, but it appears the federal prison records show that Loughlin already has a registration number assigned to her. She is ordered to serve her time at the facility beginning at 2 p.m. on November 19, 2020.
The Fuller House star was sentenced in August to serve two months in prison, two years of supervised release, 100 hours of community service, and pay a $150,000 fine for her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Loughlin’s husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced to five months in prison, two years of suspended release, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service. Both Loughlin and her husband were found guilty of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Loughlin became quite emotional as she addressed the judge at her sentencing on August 21. “I made an awful decision. I went along with the plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process,” she said during the virtual hearing. “In doing so, [I] ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass. I thought I was acting out of love for my children, but in reality, I had only undermined and diminished my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments.”
“While I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward,” she said. “I have great faith in God and I believe in redemption and I will do everything in my power to redeem myself and use this experience as a catalyst to do good and give back for the rest of my life.”
She added that she was “profoundly and deeply sorry” while wiping tears from her eyes and confirmed that she is “ready to face the consequences and make amends.”