Alec Baldwin's 'Heart Goes Out' to Felicity Huffman: She Shouldn't 'Go to Prison' Over Scandal
Felicity Huffman reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif. on Tuesday
Huffman reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif. on Tuesday after being sentenced to 14 days for her involvement in the college admissions scandal. Baldwin tweeted his disagreement with her sentencing on Wednesday and sent support to Huffman, husband William H. Macy and their two daughters — Sophia, 19, and Georgia, 17.
“I don’t think anyone involved in the college fraud cases should go to prison,” Baldwin, 61, tweeted. “That includes past cases as well. Community service, fines, yes. But prison time, no. My heart goes out to Felicity, Bill Macy and their family.”
In May, Huffman pleaded guilty to paying disgraced admissions consultant Rick Singer $15,000 to have a proctor change her 19-year-old daughter Sophia’s SAT answers after she took the test. On Sept. 13, the Emmy-winning actress was sentenced to 14 days in federal prison, plus a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate locator, Huffman, 56, will finish her sentencing on Oct. 27 — exactly 13 days after she reported to FIC Dublin.
The FCI in Dublin is a low security correctional institution for female offenders which currently holds 1,227 total inmates. It’s located just under 5 and a half hours from the Los Angeles area, where Huffman lives with her family.
“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,” a representative for the actress told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
Huffman entered the low-security all-women’s federal prison, located in Alameda County in northern California around 9:30 a.m. local time.
A source in Huffman’s circle says she is ready to pay her societal debts. “She’s embarrassed and just ready to get this behind her,” the source says. “She wants to serve her time and move forward.”