Lori Loughlin said goodbye to ‘Full House’ and entered the big house on October 30, beginning her two-month prison sentence for paying $500k in bribes to get her daughters into USC.
Three months after being sentenced for her part in the college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin has officially started her prison sentence, according to TMZ. The Fuller House actress, 56, self-surrendered to the FCI Dublin in California on October 30, the day before Halloween, where she will be imprisoned for two months. Lori had until November 19th to turn herself, but much like Felicity Huffman, who also served time for her part in this scandal, she opted to start her time early.
Lori requested to serve her time at the medium-security prison camp, which is located about two hours from her Los Angeles home, according to court documents filed September 9 in Boston. While her stay in prison isn’t going to exactly be cushy, the actress has ample amenities at her availability. The facility, which houses roughly 185 female inmates, has open cubicles rather than cells. During the day, inmates are reportedly able to take spinning and Pilates classes, or enroll in educational courses. They are also reportedly able to get creative with crafts and play instruments.
Lori Loughlin arrives at court in Boston to face charges in the college admissions scandal, 4/3/19 (AP)Lori and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were sentenced on August 21 for paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli, admitted to USC as crew team recruits. Neither daughter ever played the sport. Appearing before the judge virtually, Lori was given two months behind bars and to pay a $150,000 fine. After her prison sentence ends, she will serve two years of supervised release, including 100 hours of community service.
Mossimo was sentenced to five months in prison, a $250,000 fine, two years of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service. He self-surrendered on November 19, as well, to a low-security mens prison in Santa Barbara County. Lori’s home for the next two months is the same facility where Dance Moms‘ Abby Lee Miller served eight months for bankruptcy fraud.
Lori Loughlin poses with daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli at a red carpet event, 2/28/19 (AP)Abby spoke with HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY in September about what Lori could expect going in: a lot of monotony. “Every day is like Groundhog Day,” she said, detailing a strict schedule that started at 6:00am. “I think [Lori] is going to be absolutely fine because her character on television is sweet and nice and she’s not — People don’t love to hate her like my character, like what I was on television,” Abby said.