Former “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, who reported to federal prison Tuesday to begin a 14-day sentence for her involvement in the college admissions scandal, will be released after she serves 13 days, according to media reports.
Huffman surrendered to authorities in Dublin, Calif., on Tuesday to begin her sentence at that city’s Federal Correctional Institution, about 40 miles east of San Francisco. She was reportedly driven to prison by her husband, actor William H. Macy.
TMZ reports that Huffman will get credit for one day for the time she spent locked up when she was initially arrested at her home and was taken in and booked. She was reportedly in custody for a few hours at that time.
She is reportedly now due to be released Oct. 27.
“This must be especially galling for prosecutors, because as we reported they initially wanted Felicity to serve a year behind bars — although they never said that publicly,” TMZ notes. “When they did get around to a public proclamation, they said they wanted 4 months, but when they realized the probation dept. wasn’t supporting that, they reduced it to 1 month and only got half that.”
The report adds that the food isn’t bad in the prison, where Huffman’s menu the first day reportedly included a chicken patty for lunch and pepper steak for dinner.