Huffman was set to be released from prison Sunday, according to prison records, even though that was the 13th day of her sentence. She was released Friday as is normal policy for inmates who are set to be released on weekends, according to a prison official.
A photo of Huffman, whose prison number was 77806-112, emerged earlier this week. In it, she was wearing eyeglasses, black Under Armour shoes, a white hat, a watch and a dark green button-down top that appears to be part of a jumpsuit.
Martha Stewart, who was sentenced to prison in 2004 for lying to investigators about a stock sale, commented on the photos of Huffman in prison during a talk at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit on Tuesday. “Well, she should style her outfit a little bit more,” Stewart said, laughing. “She looked pretty schlumpy.” Stewart added that Huffman made a “horrible mistake” and is suffering the consequences of that mistake.
The 56-year-old actress admitted to paying for someone to proctor and correct her daughter's college board test, which resulted in the score jumping 400 points above her PSAT performance to 1420 out of a possible 1600.
The FBI probe, dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues" found that well-heeled parents had paid ringleader Rick Singer to get their children into elite universities by boosting their college board exam scores or passing them off as top athletes worthy of special admission.
Prominent U.S. universities involved in Singer's scheme included Yale, Georgetown, Stanford and the University of Southern California.