Felicity Huffman served 11 days of her two-week sentence.
On Friday, the “Desperate Housewives” actress was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, after previously pleading guilty to mail fraud.
Though she was originally expected to leave on Sunday, October 27, the thespian — who was accused of bribing a test proctor $15,000 to redo daughter Sophia’s SAT test — exited two days early.
Per the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons’ program statement, inmates who are scheduled to be released on weekends are expected to have an early release.
Over the weekend, husband William H. Macy and 17-year-old daughter Georgia paid a visit to Huffman, who was photographed wearing her jail uniform.
When the 56-year-old reported to prison October 15, a representative released a statement to People, saying, “Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions. She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed — one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service — when she is released.”
Back in April, Huffman announced her plans to plead guilty and to “accept the consequences” of her actions. She penned, “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”
She added, “My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty.”