Lori Loughlin Could Be Released from Prison in Time for Christmas Even Though Her Sentence Is Longer Than That
Have you heard that Lori Loughlin is officially behind bars? The Full House actress and her husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded guilty to last year’s college admissions scandal and to paying $500,000 to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, into the University of Southern California and were finally sentenced to the consequences.
She entered into the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California on October 30 and was set to be there until December 27. However, the word on the street is that Loughlin might be able to break free a few days early—just in time to celebrate Christmas with her family.
It turns out that there’s a Bureau of Prison policy. It states that if your release date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, you may be eligible to be released on the last preceding weekday. If Loughlin is eligible, she’d be released three days prior to her original release date: on Christmas Eve, which falls on Thursday, December 24.
Getting out early would definitely be a nice Christmas present for Loughlin considering it sounds like she’s having a pretty tough time in prison.
“Lori really went into prison strong — she had her faith and the support of her family — but the first few days and road ahead are daunting,” a source close to Lori shared with Us Weekly. Another source called Lori “a wreck” in the days leading up to the day she was admitted into jail.
Perhaps the news of getting out of prison a few days earlier than her previously scheduled release date will help the time go quicker for her and get her used to prison life. Though, apparently, the facility came in at number 7 on Forbes’ list as one of the top 10 “cushiest prisons,” so really, how bad could it be?
We’re kidding—prison is prison! And it doesn’t sound like Loughlin is getting it handed to her easy. To hear about the kinds of rules Loughlin and other inmates need to abide by, check out the video below.
In addition to her sentence, Lori was hit with a $150,000 fine, two years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service. Mossimo was sentenced to five months in prison, along with a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service. The Hallmark Channel also severed all ties to the celebrity, who formerly played numerous roles in holiday flicks for the channel.
What do you think of Loughlin’s prison sentence and possibly getting out a few days early?