Felicity Huffman wants to serve her sentence at one of ‘America’s cushiest prisons’

 pagesix.com  09/13/2019 22:08:48   Emily Saul

BOSTON  Felicity Huffman is hoping to avoid serving hard time.

Lawyers for Huffman, who reports to prison on Oct. 25, requested Friday that the actress spend her two weeks behind bars at a minimum-security women’s lockup in northern California dubbed one of the cushiest prisons in the country.

The Federal Correctional Institution Dublin houses 1,235 inmates and sits about 350 miles away from her Los Angeles home.

While it’s ultimately the decision of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, attorney Martin Murphy asked Judge Indira Talwani make the recommendation so the desperate inmate could see her family.

“It’s the closest to Ms. Huffman’s residence,” Murphy said inside the packed courtroom.

As a Dublin inmate, the “Desperate Housewives” star would have to trade her designer duds for the prison’s issued uniform: dowdy khaki clothing marked with her name and inmate number.

Huffman, 56, will have to make her bed each morning in time for a daily 6:30 a.m. inspection and it will be lights out at 10 p.m. daily, according to the inmate handbook.

Husband William H. Macy and her two daughters will be able to visit on Saturday and Sundays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. but will not be able to bring any gifts.

“Visitors may bring a maximum of $35.00 per adult. Money can only be used for the vending machines in the Visiting Room and may not be given to the inmate,” the handbook states.

In 2009, Forbes named the big-house as one of America’s “10 cushiest prisons”  citing the facilities gorgeous bay area weather.

The prison was formerly home to Heidi Fleiss  the “Hollywood Madam” who ran an upscale prostitution ring in Los Angeles  and Sarah Jane Moore, the woman who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford.

Despite being a sitcom star, Huffman will also be restricted to the $320 monthly commissary limit.

Highlights on the commissary list include the $3.65 pizza kit and the $2.10 two-pack of Oreos.

To kill time, Huffman and her inmate pals can watch movies shown on weekdays at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

It’s unclear if the Emmy Award-winner will be put on a work assignment given her short stint behind bars.

Dublin inmates are generally expected to remain on a work assignment for a minimum of 90 days., according to the handbook.

Lawyer Frank Perrone told The Post that Dublin was the most obvious choice because of it’s proximity to her Los Angeles home.

“It’s located 20 miles southeast of Oakland,” said Perrone, a former prosecutor.

He added that the Federal Bureau of Prisons won’t send defendants more than 500 miles from their residence, so there’s no chance she’ll wind up on the East Coast.

Additional reporting by Ebony Bowden

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