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Felicity Huffman Is Reportedly Doing Well in Prison Amid College Admissions Scandal

Joe Akins
Oct 24, 2019
03:00 P.M.
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Felicity Huffman is presently serving a fourteen day time in federal prison, and according to what a source told ET, she is "doing really well."

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Huffman, 56, on October 15, turned herself in to begin her two weeks sentence after she pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

Felicity Huffman at a Boston Federal Court after the hearing, Monday, May 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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According to the source, 

"Felicity is doing really well and she's holding up."

ET got this news just a few days after the actress's husband, William H. Macy, and their 17-year-old daughter Georgia paid Huffman a visit at the prison.  

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy at the Netflix 2019 Golden Globes After Party on January 6, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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"They spent a lot of time together. They sat in the visitors' room for a few hours and spoke," the source said, adding that the trip was "hard for their daughter."

The source, however, continued that although Georgia understands what is going on, it is still quite hard for her to see her mom in prison.

The source also added that prison is real and it is very different from people's idea of what it's like in movies. 

William H. Macy, daughter Georgia Macy, Felicity Huffman and daughter Sofia Macy at the Vista Theatre on October 7, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

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"Her mother's in prison garb -- it's very difficult. This is not to be taken lightly. It's federal prison. This is not 'club fed' -- it's just not. It's not like the articles on online."

"She's in a room with inmates with a toilet in the middle of the floor," the source says about the actress, "She's in prison garb and there's work duty -- it's pretty serious stuff."

Besides her two week sentence, Felicity was also handed a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and 1 year of supervised release. 

Felicity Huffman at the 12th Annual Women in Film Oscar Nominees Party on February 22, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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Earlier this year, Felicity Huffman was involved in a college admission scandal in which she "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter."

The Emmy award winner pleaded guilty to the charges against her and in an exclusive interview with Us Weekly apologized to her family and fans for her role in the crime.

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy at The Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch on October 7, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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"I would like to apologize to my daughter, my husband, my family and the educational community for my actions. And I especially want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children," Huffman's statement read.

Huffman also revealed that she was "ashamed" of the pain she has caused her family and stated that she hopes they can all find a way to forgive her. 

Felicity will finish her two week sentence on October 27.

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