Felicity Huffman has begun her prison sentence.
After pleading guilty to mail fraud (a criminal charge which doesn’t adequately describe the fact she bribed a test proctor $15,000 to redo her daughter’s SAT test), she became the first parent to be sentenced to prison in the infamous college admissions scandal.
Prosecutors wanted a month in prison, her defense team asked for zero time at all; the judge ultimately compromised with a sentence of 14 days.
Some saw the two-week term — which also comes with a fine of $30,000, a year of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service — as too harsh a sentence. Others saw it as a slap on the wrist considering how much time a lot of poor, non-famous people end up serving for non-violent crimes. (For instance, the mother who was sentenced to…