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Felicity Huffman has reported to a federal prison in Northern California to serve a 14-day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal.
The 56-year-old actress surrendered to authorities on Tuesday at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, about 30 miles southeast of Oakland, according to a spokeswoman.
Women - Prison - Locals - Fed - Reputation
The minimum-security women's prison is known to locals as 'Club Fed', and has a reputation as one of America's cushiest lock-ups.
Huffman was sentenced to two weeks in prison on September 13 after she pleaded guilty to paying a $15,000 bribe to inflate her daughter's SAT scores.
Year - Release - Hours - Community - Service
She was also fined $30,000 and given a year of supervised release plus 250 hours of community service.
Huffman issued a public apology after the sentence was handed down.
Huffman - Lawyers - Judge - Indira - Talwani
Huffman's lawyers had asked Judge Indira Talwani to recommend that she be allowed to serve her sentence in Dublin because it's the closest federal prison to her home in Los Angeles.
The decision to place her there was ultimately made by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
FCI - Dublin - Penitentiaries - US - Prison
FCI Dublin is one of four federal penitentiaries in the US prison system that exclusively houses female inmates with a population of 1,235.
Locals often refer to the facility 'Chateau Dublin' because 'it's more like a luxury retreat than a prison', a source told RadarOnline.
Bay - Area - Weather - Year-round
It's located close to the Bay Area, where the weather is pleasant year-round.
Under prison rules inmates are required to be in bed for lights out at 10pm every night. They have to be up with beds made by 6.30am for a daily inspection.
Inmates - Restrictions - Email - Communications - Recipients
Inmates face restrictions in their email communications, the recipients of which must be pre-approved.
Emails are sent through a software that gives the recipients of the messages the option of accepting or rejecting correspondence.
Email - Messages - Characters
Email messages are also limited to 13,000 characters,...
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