Lori Loughlin needs prison tips from Felicity Huffman: coach

Former “Full House” star Lori Loughlin should be networking with Hollywood actress — and fellow college admissions cheater — Felicity Huffman on how to survive behind bars, a prison coach told the Herald.

Loughlin, 55, pleaded guilty Friday to bribing her daughters’ way into the University of Southern California. Her 56-year-old husband, Mossimo Giannulli, also admitted he lied to land his girls in USC as bogus crew recruits.

The Los Angeles power couple will find out Aug. 21 in Boston how long they’ll be in jail — possibly two months for her, five months for him under a plea deal.

But they appear to be heading to a federal penitentiary.

“It would an excellent idea to talk to Felicity Huffman now to get an idea of what to expect in jail,” said Michael Frantz, director of Jail Time Consulting. “I don’t think the judge will be too lenient.”

Frantz said Huffman, who did less than two weeks in a federal prison dubbed “Club Fed” just outside San Francisco last year, played it right. Huffman took a plea deal, apologized and quietly did her time. Her husband William H. Macy stopped by often to visit.

The former “Desperate Housewives” star served 11 days of a 14-day stint at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif. She was let out early before the weekend hit.

Loughlin will need to brace to do more time, Frantz said.

“She needs to find out how to handle herself. It’s a dangerous situation in there right now,” he said. “Prisoners are herded in there like cattle. The horror stories are just amazing.

“Everyone wants to get out, but she can’t avoid it,” said Frantz. “It’s not fun and games — it’s real danger. It’s close quarters and close to impossible to social distance.”

Frantz said Loughlin and Giannulli’s best bet is to apply for an early release to home confinement under programs being offered while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of those deals, he said, offer someone like Loughlin early release back home after serving 25% of her time behind bars. Giannulli would need to complete 50% of his sentence if he’s given five months in prison.

“She needs to prepare for an entirely different style of life,” Frantz said, “and learn how to handle herself.”

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