Lori Loughlin was released from federal prison after serving almost two full months

Lori Loughlin at arrivals for Hallmark C...

In late October, Lori Loughlin checked into federal prison early, with the hope that perhaps she would get an early release with her two-month prison sentence and she would have a chance to be home by Christmas. It did not work out that way. The prison only released Lori after she completed her entire two months sentence. No early release for her – well, maybe by two days? – which is good news because she actually deserved more than two months. Anyway, she has been released.

“Full House” actor Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college.

Loughlin was released from the federal lockup in Dublin, California, where she had been serving her sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme, the federal Bureau of Prisons said. Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is serving his five-month sentence at a prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, California.

Loughlin and Giannulli were both initially supposed to report to prison on Nov. 19, but prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Loughlin could start her sentence on Oct. 30. Loughlin also agreed that she would not seek early release on coronavirus-related grounds, prosecutors said. Giannulli is scheduled to be released on April 17, the Bureau of Prisons says.

Loughlin and Giannulli were among the highest-profile defendants charged in the scheme, which revealed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into elite universities. The famous couple admitted in May to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither girl was a rower. Their guilty plea was a stunning reversal for the couple, whose lawyers had insisted for a year were innocent and accused investigators of fabricating evidence against them.

[From The AP]

Lori spent the time in prison providing melodramatic updates on her condition to People Magazine. Someone in Lori’s camp also told Page Six that Lori “prays day and night. Her faith has gotten her through” prison. So faith-based! Apparently, Lori also read a lot and she “can’t wait to be home with her girls.” I assume her idiot daughters spent Christmas partying and drinking and such. I’m not looking forward to what I assume will be Lori’s immediate attempt to “move on” from this. I expect People Magazine will probably put her on another cover too.

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

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Would I be a terrible person if I was happy she spent Christmas in jail? Cause I sorta am.

    • lola says:

      Nope. I’m glad she didn’t get out before Christmas. I bet she was so sure that she would spend Christmas at home. Probably told everyone that she would be at the Christmas party.

    • Escondista says:

      Me too. I’m so conflicted because prison, while a punishment, should mostly be used to keep dangerous people out of society. I think I would rather require her to donate an insane amount of money to college funds for poor Americans and spend an entire year working full shifts in an underserved public high school doing janitorial, teacher assistance, and lunch lady duty. 2 months of taxpayer-funded prison helped nobody.

      • Jane Doe says:

        Great ideas, she should have had to do something in the spirit of making reparations. After all, she was caught trying to increase the already unfair advantage her kids have due to heir networks, familial wealth, race and class.

      • Lizzie says:

        I agree with you however they were making an example of her. Rich parents will think twice in the future. They will just find a legal way of doing this.

      • Chaine says:

        I respectfully disagree on this. She obviously doesn’t care about other people’s children. I would not want her in any position around them. Also, it would take away a real job from a deserving person who needs it.

    • Sarah says:

      If you are, please make room on your couch for me. I’ll bring the wine!

  2. Other Renee says:

    She should have prayed for a conscience. I don’t believer she’s ever apologized or shown the slightest bit of remorse for her actions.

    Before someone makes a comparison between her and Huffman, I don’t believe she’s sorry either. She’s just a better actress and was smart enough to appear contrite right away.

  3. ThatsNotOkay says:

    She was praying that Trump would somehow overturn the election. Or she was praying for a pardon. She was not praying to God to save her soul, that’s for sure.

  4. khaveman says:

    I’m not worried about stuff like this when there are children separated from their families at the border. This issue needs to get in line after the last four years.

  5. Noki says:

    If Martha Stewart was able to rehabilitate her image , I am guessing she will too. She probably will be more in demand that just her lifetime and aunty becky roles.

  6. Chaine says:

    I bet she is devastated she didn’t get out in time to attend Kirk Cameron’s Christmas caroling event.

  7. Seraphina says:

    Where was her faith when she falsified those papers? I get it, we are all guilty of some transgression – but I want to see what she does now that she did the crime and paid the time. Did she learn anything? Has she evolved in any way? I think of her as pretty shallow, but I would like to be proven wrong.

  8. Lorelei says:

    I read a great book about this last night — it’s fiction, but so obviously based on Lori; it barely tries to conceal that it’s her with the details they describe about her career. It’s called Admission by Julie Buxbaum and I read the entire thing in one sitting (I think it’s a YA book so it wasn’t super challenging but it was really very good!)

  9. Jules says:

    Aaaaand cue the PR campaign to rehab her image and make a comeback.