Lori Loughlin checked into prison early, ‘she hopes to be home by Christmas’

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Will Plead Guilty To Conspiracy Charges **FILE PHOTOS**

On Friday, Lori Loughlin checked into federal prison much like one would check into an off-brand rehab facility – sure, she got to choose her own prison, but she still would have preferred to stay in her mansion, drinking mojitos. Before she headed to prison, Lori did one last “woe is me” story in People Magazine, where she basically made herself sound like the bravest person in the world for, you know, taking a plea deal after committing a dozen federal crimes. Lori actually checked in early, because she hopes to be out by Christmas.

Lori Loughlin has reported to prison to serve a two-month sentence for her role in last year’s high-profile college admissions scandal. PEOPLE confirms that the Full House star, 56, will serve her time at FCI-Dublin in northern California. She was booked on Friday morning.

A legal source close to the actress tells PEOPLE she had the option to report to prison by November 19, but she decided to go early so she could be released by the end of the year.

“She hopes to be home by Christmas, but she’ll definitely be home by New Year’s,” the source says. “She had everything in order, so she decided a couple of days ago to report to prison. She can put this behind her as she goes into 2021.”

On May 22, Loughlin admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, while husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and one count of honest services wire and mail fraud. The couple was caught up in the college admissions scandal in which more than 50 parents allegedly bribed their wealthy children’s way into prestigious universities.

As she enters prison, Loughlin is facing her sentence with resolve. “She is going to set her jaw and do her time,” the source told PEOPLE earlier this week. “Of course she’s dreading it, but she’s resigned that it’s the way to get this behind her. She’s already thinking about how 2021 will be better for her, and she’ll be able to move forward.”

“There’s some humility there that people didn’t see before,” the insider continues. “She’s going to learn what she can from the experience, and hopefully become an even better person from this. She’s open to learn the lessons that she needs to learn.”

[From People]

Let’s be real, she’ll totally be out by Christmas. They let Felicity Huffman go before her sentence was completed too. California lets non-violent offenders (and some violent offenders) get early releases all the time. Lori might even be home by Thanksgiving.

In her low-security prison, she’ll have a job assignment – clerical work, cooking, baking, food prep, dishwashing or general cleaning. Which would you choose? I would probably do dishwashing? There are also sports offered, from basketball, volleyball, tennis, etc. And the prison offers wellness classes, crafts and more. Lori is also under Covid protocols, which means regular testing and likely NO visitors.

Lori Loughlin arrives at court to face charges in college admissions scam

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  1. Mrs. Peel says:

    No sympathy whatsoever.

  2. Edna says:

    Boo boo. Cry me a river. She’ll survive, come out revive her career and get on with life as if nothing had happened.

    • shanaynay says:

      If I was in the business, I wouldn’t give her another chase. I would think it would give negative publicity to the show/movie.

  3. shanaynay says:

    I have ZERO Sympathy for her or her family.

    There is no humility there. She is just butt hurt that she got caught. She thought she would get off, but they had too much evidence against her and her husband.

    Did any else ever notice how dead her eyes are? In every picture I’ve seen of her she has dead eyes. You know like nobody is home behind those eyes. Don’t remember the exactly quote, but Tyra used to say on ANTM, “You need to smize with your eyes!”

    • Amy Too says:

      Agree, no humility. The article says she “got caught up in the college admissions scandal” in which parents “allegedly” did crimes. Allegedly? They’ve all pleaded guilty. It’s not alleged anymore. But she just got “caught up in it” like she was just walking down the wrong street at the wrong time and just happened to stumble into a huge bribing scheme that she didn’t ask for and didn’t actively seek out on her own in order to get her vapid daughters into colleges they couldn’t get into on their own merits. And anyway, it’s all just an unfortunate “scandal,” not a literal federal crime ring. Ugh! Their PR is awful!

  4. Seraphina says:

    I would choose clerical work. And we all knew she wasn’t going into a prison features on “Lock up”.
    I wonder what she learned from this ordeal and if any introspection is being done.

    • shanaynay says:

      She’s probably thinking next time I do a crime, how can I better cover it up so I won’t get caught!

    • BeanieBean says:

      If I got to choose, I would work in the library. But really, I’d take all the jobs. What else are you going to do?

      • Millennial says:

        Fun fact, working in the prison library is one of the harder prison jobs to get! Highly popular among the inmates. I cannot imagine a prison librarian hiring Lori, haha!

  5. Mustang Sally says:

    So many people said that Martha Stewart was finished, career over, would never buy any of her products, etc. Martha took it on the chin, talked about it (must have hired a great crisis/image manager) and had a serious career rebirth. She remained humble and had a sense of humor about what she did and regularly makes fun of herself (watch her clip at Justin Bieber’s roast). If Lori can pull the entitled stick out of her butt long enough to have a serious conversation with herself (and stop acting so put upon), she may be able to pull a career revival off.

    • shanaynay says:

      @Mustang Sally:

      I like your positivity.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Yeah, but Aunt Becky ain’t Martha Stewart. Martha’s got balls of steel. She’ll probably still get to do her Hallmark Xmas movies though…don’t a lot of white Maga ladies watch those? They probably think she’s just smart for cheating and lying. Just like their Lord and Savior Trump is smart for not paying his taxes.

      • minx says:

        Just what I was going to say, no comparison between the two. MS was a superstar in her field unlike Aunt Becky in hers. She took her medicine and didn’t bleat about Jesus. Also, a lot of men got away with what Martha did.

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Absolutely, Minx! They mailed Martha to the wall because she was a strong, successful woman and we can’t have that!

    • duchess of hazard says:

      To be fair, Martha Stewart was never really a ‘cuddly’ person. Like, she was mean, but people bought her products because they were good (the receipes… not so much). When she came out she had a sense of humour about things, but her brand was already rock solid. You bought her stuff because they did what they said on the tin.

      Idek about Loughlin and Hallmark movies though. There’s always some white, well maintained, tidy republican looking actress that’s up for these roles.

      • Darla says:

        Yeah, I don’t think she’ll ever get a Hallmark role again. She’d need to reinvent herself, play off of this. She’d have to be able to laugh at herself and have some ability to reinvent herself. I don’t think she has either of those things.

    • Cava24 says:

      Most people don’t actively move their stocks around so they may not have had the visceral reaction to Stewart’s crimes that they have to Loughlin’s. Any parent who has been up against other parents who gamed the system when getting their kids admitted to a school or anyone who has applied themselves and been shut out would be offended by Loughlin’s activities. The fact that one of her daughters is a vapid Instagrammer and didn’t even want to be at USC doesn’t help.

      • windyriver says:

        Agreed. Martha Stewart’s crime was a big deal at the time, but didn’t hit home personally for most people in the way Lori’s does.

        Most egregious to me was having the girls pose on the rowing machines. That made it crystal clear she was fully aware of what they were doing, and that the intention from the very beginning was deception and achieving their ends by any means possible.

        It’s been over a year since charges were filed. If Lori was going to learn anything from this experience, it should have already clicked. She was just advised it was most prudent to plead and get it behind them, period.

        I doubt baking, playing tennis, and taking wellness classes in prison is going to teach her anything more.

    • SamC says:

      I think the other part that gave Martha Stewart some sympathy is, IIRC, there were others also caught up in the same insider trading deal but she was the only woman and the only one who went to jail, including the guy who set up the deal.

  6. Megan2 says:

    It’s ridiculous to even call this a punishment. I’ve stayed in hotels with fewer amenities; rich people really do live different.

  7. Mignionette says:

    Imagine the privilege of being able to self surrender early and not being dragged out of your home in front of neighbors and potentially having someone kneel on your neck to ‘restrain you’ for a non violent crime.

    Been re-watching OITNB in lock-down and it has made me all the more angry that women like this don’t realise how utterly privileged they are.

    She’ll be out by xmas, write her memoirs in prison, publish them by spring and PR will have rehabilitated her image by next xmas.

    EDIT: I hope a fellow inmate finds a creative an non violent way to steal her date so she can actually do some real time.

  8. Nina says:

    Tennis?! I’ve been looking for a reasonably priced tennis club where I live. I didn’t realize that prison was an option.


    • ChillyWilly says:

      Right?? I used to work at racquet clubs in my early twenties.The membership alone is expensive and that’s not including the court time and lessons with a pro are pricey too. It sucks because I would love to take lessons again but cannot afford that sh!t.

  9. Ni says:

    I hope she misses Christmas. There are people who missed out on their school of choice so her lazy daughters could steal their spot. She needs to go to jail, suffer, and then she needs to not be hired. I will boycott any company that hires her. All the rest of my thoughts are swear words so I’ll leave it there.

  10. DeeSee says:

    “Released from Federal Prison in Time for Christmas”: coming soon to the Hallmark channel!

  11. JanetDR says:

    The fact that she got to decide when she would show up for her sentence is perhaps the most engaging thing about it all! It is so unfair.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I guess I’m in the minority but I don’t think jail is an appropriate sentence for this type of crime. The US is incarcerating too many people for non violent offenses. Obviously, POC suffer more because of this terrible practice. I can’t believe she got such a low fine. I would have preferred a huge fine (going to underprivileged children) and lots and lots of community service hours (picking up trash, handing out food to the homeless, cleaning up 💩 in the pound, etc).

  13. SamC says:

    I don’t have sympathy for her but she’s also being treated like most federal, no previous record, nonviolent, financial crime offenders. It’s not like DOJ has a prison version of Travelocity where they can pick where they want to be incarcerated. They try to keep most federal prisoners close to where they live, idea is regular visitation helps with rehabilitation and reintegration, but the prosecutors can argue it and the judge/DOJ ultimately approve.

    Her attorneys worked out a surrender date, again, pretty common at the federal level for this type of crime, but the intake process at a minimum security prison is about as invasive as would be at a max security. Felicity Huffman was also in federal prison, not state or local, BIG difference.

    While tennis isn’t common, most prisons, federal or state, esp. if they aren’t privately owned and focused on dividends for stockholders vs rehabilitation, offer classes, athletic equipment, etc. Honestly, offering “amenities” also makes it safer for the staff.

    • Golly Gee says:

      And she didn’t actually get the prison of her choice. I forget which one it was, but it was two hours from her home, whereas Dublin is five hours away.

  14. Paisley25 says:

    For people interested in learning about federal prison vs jail, I recommend the book Orange is the New Black. The tv show is more of a soap crazy opera with a bunch of sex and violence. The book goes into better detail about the actual day to day.

  15. Izzy says:

    How very Hallmark Holiday of her.

  16. nicegirl says:

    Lucky bitch omg

  17. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Boo-effing-who for the epitome of white privilege. If a BIPOC had been found guilty of this crime, they’re get 25 years (remember the man in Alabama who got a life sentence for stealing hedge clippers?), and no choice as to where they’d go. The whole system stinks to high heaven and institutionalises people of colour from the day they’re born. I cannot understate my loathing for Loughlin and all those who profit off privilege.

  18. Mina_Esq says:

    You guys, this sounds like a Hallmark Christmas movie – Home for the Holidays – Prison Break.

  19. Anonymous says:

    @Andrews nemesis: This is a huge problem in the US. We incarcerate a huge amount of people for non violent offenses. Even in this case, the federal government was staking charges to the point they could have gotten 40 years. As a POC myself, I really think the US has to stop this practice. A good start would be to review every conviction of non violent offenses and commute or revise sentences. We also need to abolish three strikes you are out and incarceration for not paying fines.