Felicity Huffman Released From Prison Before End of 14-Day Sentence

The actress served 11 days of her two-week sentence.

Felicity Huffman has been released from prison after spending less than two weeks behind bars. 

The Oscar-nominated actress was sentenced to 14 days after she pleaded guilty in the nationwide college admission cheating scandal. The sentence came down in September, as she was among the first parents ensnared in FBI-dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues" to plead guilty. 

Huffman was accused of disguising a $15,000 charitable payment in the bribery scheme in order for someone to take her daughter's SAT exam, to which she pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Her husband, actor William H. Macy, was not involved in the scandal. 

Huffman began her 14-day sentence on Oct. 15 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, and was released Friday after serving 11 days.

She also was ordered to perform community service and fined tens of thousands of dollars. 

After her May sentencing, Huffman said in part, "I accept the court’s decision today without reservation. I have always been prepared to accept whatever punishment Judge Talwani imposed. I broke the law. I have admitted that and I pleaded guilty to this crime. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period."

Huffman, along with 49 others (parents, coaches and administrators) — including actress Lori Loughlin — was arrested March 12.

Loughlin and her husband face far more serious charges, to which they have both pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial.