Aunt Becky is having a tough go of it in prison. New reports state that Lori Loughlin, 56, has been a “wreck” since starting her sentence in a California federal prison.
“The Full House” star is serving a two-month sentence for her involvement in a nationwide college cheating scandal. She and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, 57, pleaded guilty to paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California under the pretense of joining the school’s rowing team, the Mercury News reported.
A judge sentenced Giannulli to five months in federal prison, community service, and a fine. He must surrender by Nov. 19.
The actress surrendered on Oct. 30 to the correctional facility in Dublin, California, just over five hours north of her $9 million Hidden Hills mansion. Apparently FCI, Dublin is a low-security, luxury prison of sorts. It’s the one that Loughlin chose for her sentence.
Since entering the prison, Loughin is undergoing a 14-day quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic, said Holli Coulman, according to the Mercury News. Coulman is a former federal inmate and consultant for Wall Street Prison Consultants. The actress won’t be able to leave her cell. And guards will deliver her meals in brown bags to her cell, Coulman reportedly said.
This is a far cry from her previous life with an in-home chef. “We have a great chef, and I prefer to be here every night,” Giannulli revealed last year.
Actress Felicity Huffman, who was also convicted in the college admission sting, completed her 11 days in prison, and has reportedly finished her 250 hours of community service, US Weekly reported. She also served her sentence in Dublin in October 2019.
Insider: Lori Loughlin Not Handling Things Wells
According to US Weekly, Loughlin is “daunted” by her two-month sentence.
“Lori really went into prison strong, she had her faith and the support of her family, but the first few days and road ahead are daunting,” the insider told US Weekly.
A second source provided some more insight on Loughlin’s life inside Dublin.
“Lori tried her best to be brave and look at the end result but there was nothing that could dissipate her fears,” the source said.
“It’s only two months but she’s dreading it. Her mind keeps telling her that something will go horribly wrong in prison or that her stay could be prolonged.”
[H/T Page Six]