The “Full House” actresss , Lori Loughlin has turned herself in early and begun her two-month sentence at a California federal prison for her role in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal.
had been ordered to report to prison on Nov. 19, but she surrendered on Friday at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., a Bureau of Prisons spokesman said.
She has been assigned the prisoner number 77827-112, according to BOP records.
The 55 year old Loughlin who played “Aunt Becky” on the popular sitcom, and her designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 56, pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to pay a half-million-dollar bribe to get their daughters into the University of Southern California.
Daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli applied to USC as rowing recruits, even submitting phony photos showing them training — though neither participated in the sport.
Loughlin had asked to be assigned to her first-choice lockup, the cushy, low-security “camp” section of FCI Victorville, located two hours east of the mansion she shares with Giannulli.
Instead, she is locked up at the low-security, all-woman prison in Dublin, just over five hours north of Hidden Hills, the gated community where Loughlin and Giannulli live in a $9.5 million mansion.
Asked why she did not get her first-choice prison, a BOP spokesperson said only that “A number of factors” go into their decisions on where inmates are assigned, including the inmate’s security, supervision, medical and programming needs.
Dublin is the same prison where actress Felicity Huffman served her own sentence in the scandal — a total 11 days of incarceration she afterward described as “harsh.”
Dublin is by reputation a “Club Fed,” with Forbes ranking it No. 7 on its “America’s 10 Cushiest Prisons in America” list in 2009.
But a source told Page Six last year that Huffman found it “a very dysfunctional environment.”
According to the prison’s inmate handbook, Loughlin is expected to wear the full, khaki pants and blouse uniform and to work five to six hours a day, five days a week.
Wake up is 5:00 a.m. — and “late sleepers who are unable to maintain rooms or arrive at work on time are subject to disciplinary action.”
A “continental breakfast” is served at a bright-and-early 5:30 a.m. – or 6:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays.
She’ll be allowed to wear only one plain wedding band, one pair of small stud or hoop earrings (less than 1” diameter) and one “appropriate religious medallion and chain without stones” that must be kept underneath her blouse except while she’s in the prison chapel.
Giannulli has been sentenced to five months in prison. The couple must also pay hefty fines as part of their sentence — $150,000 for Loughlin and $250,000 for Giannulli.
She is on the hook for 100 hours of community service; Giannulli must serve 250.