Felicity Huffman Released After 11-Day Prison Stay | KCET
Felicity Huffman Released After 11-Day Prison Stay
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman was released today from a low-security federal prison camp in Northern California 11 days into a 14-day sentence for her part in the college admissions scam, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
Huffman, 56, was sentenced to the prison time in September. She was also ordered to spend a year on supervised release, pay a $30,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service.
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Huffman was set to be released from prison Sunday, but was allowed to leave Friday as a result of normal policy for inmates who are due to be released on weekends, officials said.
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