Lori Loughlin has begun her prison sentence after she and husband Mossimo Giannulli admitted to paying bribes to get their two daughters into USC.
On Friday, NBC News reported that the “Full House” star surrendered to authorities at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California — the same facility where fellow “Operation Varsity Blues” parent Felicity Huffman served 11 days of her two-week sentence.
Per the outlet, the actress — who was assigned Bureau of Prisons number 77827-112 — reported to the federal prison early, as she had until November 19.
Back in August, Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison and was ordered to pay a $150,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service as prescribed by her plea deal.
Per his plea deal, Giannulli agreed to serve five months in jail, pay a $250,000 fine, and perform 250 hours of community service.
At her hearing, Loughlin gave a tearful apology and expressed remorse for her actions.
“I’ve made an awful decision. I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college decision process,” she was quoted saying via TMZ. “I thought I was acting out of love for my children, but in reality, it only undermined my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments. My decision helped exacerbate existing inequalities in society.”
Per NBC News, Loughlin is expected to follow the same rules as Huffman, who reportedly had a 5 a.m. wakeup call, a uniform of khaki pants and a brown T-shirt, and five inmate roll calls per day.
The outlet also reports that Loughlin will be tested for COVID-19 and will be placed in quarantine. NBC News says the facility is currently barring visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this week, a source told People that Loughlin was “mentally preparing” for her jail time.
“She’s mentally preparing for this. She wants to go in, do her time, and get out,” an insider close to Loughlin told the magazine. “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.”