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Report: Lori Loughlin reached out to Felicity Huffman before her prison sentence

Felicity Huffman is now a federal prisoner. Lori Loughlin reached out to her beforehand, according to a new report.

Lori Loughlin arrives at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles, Associated Press

Lori Loughlin reached out to Felicity Huffman before Huffman started her federal prison sentence, according to a new report.

What happened: An unnamed source told People magazine that Loughlin reached out to Huffman, who began serving as a federal prisoner on Tuesday. Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in federal prison after she was found guilty of fraud charges in the college admissions scandal.

  • “She wanted to encourage her, and see how she was doing,” a source told People magazine. “She feels like their fates are tied together now, even though they weren’t really friends before.”

Context: Huffman pleaded guilty to fraud charges back in May. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, took a different approach, pleading not guilty after they were accused of paying bribes so their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, could be crew team recruits for the University of Southern California. The couple rejected a plea deal and are now headed to trial.

Phone call: Loughlin reached out to Huffman to set up a future discussion about prison, too, according to Fox News.

  • “She wants to debrief Felicity after jail to find out what it was like and what her advice would be,” the unnamed source told People magazine. “She feels like Felicity’s time in jail will be an indicator on her own time, and she’s extremely curious to know how it goes.”

Next up: Loughlin’s next court date is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2020. However, it’ll be a status conference, which she likely won’t attend, as reported by the Deseret News.