Felicity Huffman has officially started her prison sentence.
The "Desperate Housewives" actress reported Tuesday to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., according to her representative, and is "prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman's actions."
Huffman had asked the judge to allow her to serve in the California prison instead of a facility near Boston, where she was tried and sentenced. The close proximity to her home will allow her family to visit more frequently. (While it is undoubtedly still unpleasant, it was ranked in 2009 as one of Forbes' top "cushiest" prisons in America.)
Upon her scheduled exit from the facility, Huffman will serve the remainder of the sentence: One year of supervised release with conditions including 250 hours of community service.
Huffman was remorseful and emotional in court during her sentencing in September. She took responsibility for her involvement in the college admissions cheating scandal that enabled dozens of teenagers, including her daughters, to falsify their university applications in various ways. In Huffman's case, a proctor was paid to correct her child's SAT score.
"In my desperation to be a good mother I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot," she said in a statement. "I see the irony in that statement now because what I have done is the opposite of fair. I have broken the law, deceived the educational community, betrayed my daughter, and failed my family."
Still awaiting sentencing is "Fuller House" actress Lori Loughlin, who unlike Huffman pled not guilty and has, at this point, declined to acknowledge any wrongdoing.