The Bureau of Prisons still has to approve her request.

By Christopher Luu
Sep 17, 2020 @ 8:17 pm
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Lori Loughlin's jail time could be more similar to an adult summer camp than anything from Orange Is the New Black and even what Felicity Huffman, who was also sentenced in the college admissions scandal, faced. Page Six reports that U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton approved Loughlin's request to serve her jail time at a "Satellite Camp" of the Federal Correctional Institution in Victorville, California. While the federal Bureau of Prisons still has to approve the choice, Loughlin could be seeing a lot of activities and personal growth when she's behind bars for two months.

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According to the facilities’ inmate handbook, the camp has a variety of ways for Loughlin to spend her time: yoga, Pilates, and origami are a few options, as well as music lessons —saxophone, accordion, and ukulele — and career development classes. If Loughlin decided she wanted to try something new, she could opt to learn how to operate a forklift or become a certified dental assistant. 

"Recreation programs are to provide gainful use of free time and to fulfill specific inmate’s needs," the handbook reads. Pink Lady Prison Consultants, a group that prepares women for federal prison terms, notes that the Victorville camp doesn't have cells and opts for "open bay dormitories, two and four-person cubicles, and four-person rooms."

Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, requested to serve his time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc, also in California. Though the amenities at that facility aren't as numerous, Giannulli can try his hand at arts and crafts, such as oil painting, leatherwork, crocheting, and ceramics. Depending on how much time he actually spends under lockdown, he can even try typing classes or courses in computer literacy and foreign languages.

Inmates at this particular location can wear khaki shirts and pants instead of the orange jumpsuits made famous by OITNB and can even bring a radio, watch, and MP3 player to make their jail time more comfortable. Page Six mentions that winemaker Agustin Huneeus and Los Angeles businessman Devin Sloane, also named in the scandal, also served their time at the facility.