On Friday (October 30), Lori Loughlin reported to a federal prison in Northern California to begin her two-month sentence for her involvement in the college admissions scam. She reportedly surrendered to authorities at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California.
Loughlin is serving her sentence at the same prison as fellow actress Felicity Huffman. Huffman was also involved in the bribery scandal, however, she immediately guilty for her involvement was only sentenced to 14 days behind bars. She ultimately served just 11 days.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Loughlin's experience in the facility will be a little different. Upon her arrival, she will be required to take a COVID-19 test and then undergo a two week quarantine before joining the general population. There are currently no visitors allowed at the prison either.
Loughlin will be required to follow the same rules as the other prisoners once she joins the general population, including a 5 a.m. wakeup call, wearing a uniform of khaki pants and a brown t-shirt, and five inmate roll calls per day.
Earlier this week, a source close to Loughlin told People that the Fuller House actress was "mentally preparing" to surrender herself. "She wants to go in, do her time, and get out," the source explained. "She wants it to be as uneventful as possible, and she wants this to be a distant memory by 2021."
"She is going to set her jaw and do her time," the source continued. "Of course she’s dreading it, but she’s resigned that it’s the way to get this behind her. She’s already thinking about how 2021 will be better for her, and she’ll be able to move forward."
According to the source, Loughlin is now "open to learn the lessons that she needs to learn" from this experience after initially pleading not guilty to the charges brought against her. "There’s some humility there that people didn’t see before," the source shared. "She’s going to learn what she can from the experience, and hopefully become an even better person from this."