Celebrities are no stranger to spending a bit of time behind bars; we’ve seen everyone from Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan to Martha Stewart swap red carpets for prison cells over the years.
Right now, it’s Felicity Huffman’s turn.
She’s just spent her first weekend in prison as she serves a 14 day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal (a.k.a parents paying their way into top level colleges.)
So, what is prison really like for a celebrity?
Mamamia’s daily news podcast The Quicky found out exactly what it’s like for celebrities in prison. Post continues after podcast.
Felicity is in a low security prison for women in the San Francisco bay area called the Federal Correctional Institution Dublin or FCI Dublin which is about the level of prison most “celebrities” end up doing time in.
A common misdemeanour celebs get nabbed for is drink driving, or breaking drink driving probation – as was the case for Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Khloe Kardashian.
Their sentences ranged from 30 to 45 to 120 days, but a lot of the time celebrities with this much spotlight on them end up wriggling out of serving their full sentence.
Khloe served three hours and was released because of “overcrowding” while Paris was released after two days. Heather Locklear avoided 120 days for battery and instead served 30 days in a mental health facility. Amanda Bynes faced the prospect of four years for drink driving and hitting a police car, but didn’t end up being sentenced to any.
Felicity hasn’t been so lucky as of yet, but “Club Fed” as her prison is colloquially called, did make it onto Forbes list of America’s cushiest prisons in 2009. It’s also where former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss did her time in the 90s.