The Full House star, 56, began her sentence on October 30 at The Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif. — the same place where Felicity Huffman, who also admitted she was part of the bribery scandal, spent 11 days behind bars. In addition to being in prison, Loughlin has been ordered to serve two years of supervised release, complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $150,000 fine.
Clearly, Loughlin is ready to start her life again since being in prison was “Lori’s worst nightmare in so many ways,” another source exclusively told OK!, adding that she was “scared and lonely” during her sentence.
“Lori is finding out the hard way that she has to be humble, pay her dues and act like any other felon who’s serving her debt to society,” the insider added. “She’s lonely, ashamed and incredibly sad that her life has come to this — but at the same time, she knows it could have been so much worse.”
In May, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli, into the University of Southern California on the crew team, despite ever playing the sport.
Ever since the pair was first arrested in March, they denied they were part of the scheme, but ultimately, they accepted a plea deal.
Meanwhile, the fashion designer, 57, reported to prison on November 19, where he will be behind bars for five months. Mossimo must also serve two years of supervised release as well as complete 250 hours of community service and pay a $250,000 fine.
“I feel like a huge part of having privilege is not knowing you have privilege. So when it was happening, it didn’t feel wrong. I was in my own bubble, focusing on my own comfortable world,” the YouTube star said. “I was like, ‘Why is everyone complaining? I’m confused what we did.’”
“There is no justifying or excusing what happened … I think every single person in my family can be like ‘that was messed up. That was a big mistake’” she added. “I’m 21, I feel like I deserve a second chance to redeem myself, to show I’ve grown.”