Nearly a month ago, Lori Loughlin reported to prison to serve her two-month sentence after pleading guilty for her involvement in the college cheating scandal.
How is she adapting to prison life? A source told Us Weekly, “Lori has been doing okay and has made several friends. She hangs out with a group and keeps to herself.”
Along with attending church services behind bars, Loughlin “has been praying a lot,” according to the insider.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Loughlin is staying “healthy.” The insider added, “The other women are happy Lori is there because officials are taking COVID-19 seriously with a high-profile inmate. It would be horrible PR if Lori got COVID-19 and got really sick.”
Lori is currently serving her time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, while her husband Mossimo Giannulli just started his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc, California. The source noted, “The only communication she will have with Moss for the next month will be by updates from the girls.”
Their two daughters Bella, 21, and Olivia Jade, 20, will be celebrating Thanksgiving without both their parents this year. The source said, “Thanksgiving is going to be really hard, but she will be home for Christmas.”
Along with her prison time, Loughlin is required to pay a $150,000 fine, perform 100 hours of community service, and be on two years of supervised release as part of her plea deal.
In August, Loughlin apologized for her actions at her sentencing, telling the judge via Zoom, "I've made an awful decision. I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college decision process. I thought I was acting out of love for my children, but in reality, it only undermined my daughter's abilities and accomplishments. My decision helped exacerbate existing inequalities in society.”
"I believe in God and I believe in redemption, and I will do everything in my power to redeem myself and do good and give back for the rest of my life. I am truly, profoundly, and deeply sorry," Loughlin added.
According to court documents filed last year, Loughlin and Giannulli "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC."
Loughlin and Giannulli were among 50 charged in the scandal last year. Nearly two dozen of the parents have pleaded guilty, including Felicity Huffman.