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Lori Loughlin officially begins her 2-month prison sentence

Lori Loughlin will begin her prison sentence in the college admissions scandal.

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Lori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. At far right is her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Lori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. At far right is her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli.

Steven Senne, Associated Press

“When Calls the Heart” alum Lori Loughlin reported to a federal prison in California Friday to begin her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal.

Officials at the prison said Loughlin reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, which is about 40 miles outside of San Francisco.

Loughlin arrived early to the prison. A federal judge asked her to report to the prison by Nov. 19 — so this is almost three weeks before that deadline.

  • No one can visit the prison because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Loughlin will be tested for COVID-19 before she begins her prison sentence, NBC Newsreports.

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, could be crew recruits for the University of Southern California. The couple entered a not guilty plea at first before flipping their plea with the agreement that they’d serve time.

Loughlin will spend her sentence at FCI Dublin in California, which is where actress Felicity Huffman spent her time for her sentence in the scandal, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

Originally, reports suggested Loughlin would serve time in Victorville, California, after Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton reportedly signed off on the prison request from Loughlin to serve at Victorville, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • Gorton said that Loughlin “be designated to a facility closest to her home in (California), preferably the camp at FCI Victorville, if commensurate with the appropriate security level.”