Lori Loughlin hired an ‘advisor’ to help her understand what prison life is like

Lori Loughlin at arrivals for Hallmark C...

Lori Loughlin’s next court appearance will be in a few weeks, January 17th. I’m not 100% positive, but I don’t think that date is for the start of the trial, but I’m sure the trial date is coming up soon enough. Lori has been leaking to People Magazine for months with endless updates about her state of mind and how tough it is to be a rich faith-based white lady who got caught doing crimes. We’ve been regaled with pity-poor-Lori stories from the get-go, but over the past few months, we’ve been getting another kind of story: Lori Prepares For Jail. Lori Prepares For Court. Lori Is Worried About Jail And The Trial. I guess some crisis manager probably thinks this makes her look sympathetic, but I’m not buying it and I don’t think many people are. Anyway, the latest Lori Prepares For Jail story is that she’s hired a prison consultant to teach her how to behave if and when she does get sent to the pokey.

Lori Loughlin is preparing for every possible outcome in her upcoming trial in the high-profile college admissions scandal — including learning what life will be like if she ends up serving jail time. “She has someone who is advising her what to do in case she loses her case and goes to prison,” a source close to the Fuller House actress tells PEOPLE. “The advisor is there to help her learn the ropes. That’s not to be construed that she thinks she’s going to lose her case. Lori is a planner, and she is doing what she needs to do for all contingencies.”

The source close to Loughlin insists that she will mount a vigorous defense. The couple filed a motion last month claiming that they didn’t know their donations would be used as bribes. They say that they were hoodwinked by Singer. The couple has closely followed other high-profile cases in the scandal, and realize that many defendants who have pleaded guilty have still had to serve jail time. (Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison.)

“They realize that if they are convicted, they’ll have to serve time,” says the source. “And they’re figuring out what that would look like, which includes hiring a consultant to explain prison life to them. The whole point is to have someone tell her how to keep herself safe. She needs to keep a low profile if she’s incarcerated. Obviously, she’s going to stand out, because of all the publicity and because she’s a star. She can’t do anything about that. But she doesn’t want to stand out because she’s so green that she does the wrong things.”

The source says that the actress is trying to grow from the experience. “She wants to understand what the experience will be like, and how to not only survive it, but flourish in it,” says the source. “She is looking at this whole thing as a learning experience, and this is one more thing that she’s trying to learn.” So what are some of the things she may be trying to learn? The source would not disclose specifics, but acknowledges that life is different in jail — and that Loughlin is learning how to avoid making common mistakes. Table manners are different; social interactions are different. Here on the outside, eye contact is a good thing. You meet someone and you shake their hands and stare them in the eyes. In prison, you might not do that. You don’t want to challenge someone. Prison is a very different world than Hollywood, and Lori is just trying to be prepared. She’s preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best.”

[From People]

Granted, I know all prison and jail stays are unpleasant and it’s a matter of degrees, but there is a massive difference between “San Quentin” and “whatever low-security federal women’s prison Lori would get sent to.” She’s not going to be rooming with the Unabomber, she’s going to be working laundry shifts with low-level drug dealers and eating lunch with tax frauds. My argument is that prison probably isn’t radically different than Hollywood. There are cliques, there is a code of omerta, and the food served will make it easy for her to stay on her diet. That being said, how much do you love that Lori is being scammed by this prison consultant?

Lori Loughlin is seen out getting a car wash after being offered a plea deal

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Is she going to pay someone to serve the time for her?

    • ME says:

      Honestly there is a good chance she might not serve any time at all. They are now saying those “staged” rowing pics of her daughters were never submitted to USC. I don’t know but I just think somehow this woman is going to get away with this…but her career will still suffer.

  2. S808 says:

    Congrats to the advisor for the coins they’ll make off this idiot.

  3. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Pokey prep? Poor little kumquat.

  4. fatladysinging says:

    There’s something….oh, I don’t know…..”iconic” about the Lori Laughlin Hallmark Watching T-Shirt photo. Like, it encapsulates “peak basic” of the 2010s. She is SO PROUD of herself for that sweatshirt!!! Syrupy performative earnestness is slathered all over, and the only thing running through her head is “I’m so clever! Aren’t I clever!?”

  5. Willa says:

    She just needs to finally go and find out. FFS.

  6. Sean says:

    I hope the consultant say her down and made her watch Oz, telling her to pay close attention to Beecher’s storyline.

    Just to make her nervous

  7. Jane says:

    She actually leaked this story? It makes her seem totally ridiculous!! “Table manners???”

  8. runcmc says:

    This makes me think of that crappy Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart movie. I’m still shocked prison consulting is even a career path tbh.

    • Christin says:

      Get Hard came to my mind as well! Maybe the “consultant” is working on a house down payment and calling their cousin for actual tips on prison life, just like that movie.

  9. Jane wilson says:

    I hope Loughlin’s prison peers will have similar access to help and guidance for dealing with this skin-covered bag of pure, self-obsessed entitlement.

  10. Leah says:

    An advisor to prepare her for prison? What a laugh.

    My prediction: She’ll never be with the general housing population or locked up with someone who wants to sell her for a twinkie. She’ll be isolated for her own protection because she does have a rich lady better than thou attitude. Her biggest problem will be that the prison food won’t be to her liking.

  11. Lala11_7 says:

    This woman actually let “entitlement” scramble her brains…..


  12. SamC says:

    There is a whole, albeit small, lucrative industry around jury and prison consultants. Most white collar criminals hire both. She would also most likely go to a minimum security federal prison, as others have noted hardly San Quentin or Angola, and be in general population. Minimum security federal facilities do not usually have a separate space for high profile inmates as there isn’t a need. Have a friend who works at one in NC, don’t know from personal experience, lol!

  13. Keels says:

    It’s a real thing and you’d be surprised how many normal people prepare for prison – there are a litany of books that lawyers recommend to clients all the way up to these consultants.

    Unfortunately, I had a friend charged with some pretty serious felonies that evolved into federal crimes that kept getting slip-sheeted with more and more charges. At one point, his attorney advised him that if he was still allowed to travel abroad (he was), he should probably find a way to stay there or he should start reading books and find a consultant to prepare him and his family for what it would be like in prison.

    Quite many of them are prison evangelists or inmates that are “born again” in prison, so this absolutely fits her narrative.

  14. Texas says:

    This is peak white woman. Instead of a college advisor, she now has a jail advisor.

  15. Kate says:

    I hate how they’re trying to spin this positively like she’s being so proactive and trying to treat this as a learning experience. B, why didn’t you treat breaking the law as a learning experience and just plead guilty and apologize like Felicity Huffman?? Instead she just keeps denying and trying to gaslight everyone that she’s the victim and didn’t do anything wrong (or if she did it wasn’t intentional) and if she has to do time she’s going to prepare but poor thing is just so scared.

  16. ravynrobyn says:

    Nailed it 👏👏👏👏👏

  17. BearcatLawyer says:

    Minor quibble: jail is generally pretrial detention. Prison is post-conviction incarceration. As a lawyer it annoys me to see the terms used interchangeably.

    Leaving soapbox now….

  18. Meghan says:

    I spent a week in a small local jail where I was in a cell by myself and I truly felt like I was going insane. There were other women around me in their own cells so I could talk to them sometimes and they would leave my door open so I could walk around a little, but court says were awful because they kept us locked in all day. I was never so happy to get to 2 weeks of “regular” jail and interact with other women, get phone calls, watch TV and get commissary. During intake I befriended a woman who had been to that jail several times and mostly just read, watched TV and kept to myself.

  19. Raz says:

    Maybe it’s because I’m British and she has a higher profile in the US – I hadn’t heard of Lori until these CB stories about the admissions scandal – but she’s going to stand out “because she’s a star”??? Surely there’s a decent chance if she just kept her head down no one in prison would know who she was anyway?

  20. holly hobby says:

    Of for ffs! She is not going to be housed with the murderers. She should be more like Martha and take it stoically. That’s one thing about Martha she quietly fulfilled her sentence and she taught the inmates arts and crafts.