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October 28, 2019

Felicity Huffman Reportedly Released 3 Days Early from 14-Day Prison Sentence Following Her College Admissions Case

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"Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman was allegedly released on Friday, October 25, three days before the original date set for her release. Here's why. 

Felicity Huffman, who started her jail term on October 15, made her departure from the facility on Friday.

Felicity Huffman leaves the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston | Photo: Getty Images

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This came earlier than the original ruling that Huffman will be released on Sunday, October 27, but sources share that the star's early departure is according to the set prison policy. 

A U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons' program statement shares that the mother-of-two was released as is done for prisoners who are set to be released on weekends. Huffman was among the high-class clientele of the now infamous admissions consultant Rick Singer. 

Felicity Huffman attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel | Photo: Getty Images

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The star's reputation took a sharp dive after reports of how she paid Singer $15,000 to have a university official change her daughter Sophia's SAT answers after she took the test. The bribery scandal caused the "Desperate Housewives" to get a sentence of 14 days in federal prison. 

She was held at a low-security correctional institution for female offenders, and it is shared that the star was made to live according to the schedule set for inmates at the facility. 

Felicity Huffman and daughters Sophia, and Georgia Grace Macy at an event | Photo: Getty Images

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She started her day with a 5 a.m. wake up call every day and returned by 9 p.m. According to reports, Huffman kept to the schedule until her departure with PEOPLE recording first spotting the entertainer in her prison garb the same day before she was later seen leaving the facility with her husband, William H. Macy. 

A source close to the power couple shares that Huffman is "so relieved" to be done with her prison time. Now, she plans to focus on "moving forward" with her family. 

Felicity Huffman outside a Boston federal courthouse with her husband William H. Macy | Photo: Getty Images

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An insider exclusively told HollywoodLife that:

"Felicity still has plenty of community service to finish, and she's still on probation, but the part of her sentence that she was dreading the most is behind her." 

Although the Huffmans have gone through a rough patch and know it will take some time, it appears that the family intends to fight it as a unit. 

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