In her 11 days at Dublin’s Federal Correctional Institution, Felicity Huffman apparently got a sense of the “harsh” conditions of being incarcerated and now wants to help other female inmates as part of her community service program, Page Six is reporting.
“Her experience is that these women are left behind,” a source close to the family told Page Six. “They’re abandoned. There’s no support for them either in the institution or when they leave the institution, and that broke her heart.”
That Huffman would begin to talk compassionately about the women she met during her brief stay in the Dublin facility was predicted by a former federal inmate who advises female defendants on preparing for life in prison. Holli Coulman, with Wall Street Prison Consultants, said such comments are to expected for the TV actress, as she looks to repair her reputation after being disgraced for her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal.
“I speculate she’ll appear humble and talk of the fantastic women she met and their circumstances,” Coulman said in September, shortly after Huffman was sentenced to 14 days. Huffman had earlier pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to college admissions bribery scheme mastermind William “Rick” Singer to have her oldest daughter’s SAT score illegally boosted.
Huffman left the Dublin prison on Oct. 25, after serving less than two weeks in the facility’s minimum-security satellite camp. During Huffman’s time in Dublin, photos were publicly leaked of her greeting her husband, actor William H. Macy, for a visit and walking around the yard with another inmate.
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Actress Felicity Huffman is seen walking the grounds of a low-security federal prison in Dublin where she is serving a 13-day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal. Her husband, William H. Macy, and daughter pay a visit. https://t.co/32GxdlrZ3o
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The former “Desperate Housewives” actress, 56, was able to leave Dublin three days early because she received credit for one day served and because her official release date fell on a weekend. Staffing issues at U.S. Bureau of Prisons facilities means officials can’t release inmates on weekends, so they usually let them out the Friday before. Coulman said Huffman no doubt coordinated her Oct. 15 surrender so that …
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