Felicity Huffman’s 14-Day Prison Sentence Sparks Debate | NBC Nightly News

THE PUNISHMENT IS WELL NBC’S BLAYNE ALEXANDER WELL

NBC’S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS MORE NBC’S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS MORE >> Reporter: FELICITY HAS MORE >> Reporter: FELICITY HUFFMAN LEFT COURT >> Reporter: FELICITY HUFFMAN LEFT COURT FRIDAY FACING CAMERAS HUFFMAN LEFT COURT FRIDAY FACING CAMERAS AND A 14-DAY PRISON FRIDAY FACING CAMERAS AND A 14-DAY PRISON SENTENCE AND A 14-DAY PRISON SENTENCE

AFTER ADMITTING SHE SENTENCE AFTER ADMITTING SHE PAID $15,000 TO AFTER ADMITTING SHE PAID $15,000 TO INFLATE HER DAUGHTER’S PAID $15,000 TO INFLATE HER DAUGHTER’S SAT SCORE AS PART INFLATE HER DAUGHTER’S S

AT SCORE AS PART OF A MASSIVE COLLEGE SAT

SCORE AS PART OF A MASSIVE COLLEGE CHEATING SCANDAL OF A MASSIVE COLLEGE CHEATING SCANDAL IN THE COURTROOM AN CHEATING SCANDAL IN THE COURTROOM AN EMOTIONAL HUFFMAN TOLD IN THE COURTROOM AN EMOTIONAL HUFFMAN TOLD THE JUDGE, "I WAS EMOTIONAL HUFFMAN TOLD THE JUDGE, "I WAS FRIGHTENED THE JUDGE, "I WAS FRIGHTENED

I WAS STUPID FRIGHTENED I WAS STUPID AND I WAS SO WRONG" I WAS STUPID

AND I WAS SO WRONG" SPEAKING ABOUT THE AND I WAS SO WRONG" SPEAKING ABOUT THE OSCAR-NOMINATED SPEAKING ABOUT THE OSCAR-NOMINATED ACTRESS THE PROSECUTOR OSCAR-NOMINATED ACTRESS THE PROSECUTOR SAID, "THERE’S NO ACTRESS THE PROSECUTOR SAID, "THERE’S NO PAPARAZZI IN PRISON SAID, "THERE’S NO PAPARAZZI IN PRISON PRISON IS THE GREAT PAPARAZZI IN PRISON

PRISON IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER" PRISON IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER" BUT FOR MANY THE CASE EQUALIZER" BUT FOR MANY THE CASE IS REIGNITING THE BUT FOR MANY THE CASE IS REIGNITING THE DEBATE OVER WHETHER IS REIGNITING THE DEBATE OVER WHETHER THERE REALLY IS EQUAL DEBATE OVER WHETHER THERE REALLY IS EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL THERE REALLY IS EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL

PROSECUTORS POINTED TO JUSTICE FOR ALL PROSECUTORS POINTED TO THE OHIO CASE OF KELLY PROSECUTORS POINTED TO THE OHIO CASE OF KELLY WILLIAMS-BOLAR, A THE OHIO CASE OF KELLY WILLIAMS-BOLAR, A SINGLE WILLIAMS-BOLAR, A SINGLE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SINGLE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOTHER WHO REGISTERED AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOTHER WHO REGISTERED HER CHILDREN FOR A MOTHER WHO REGISTERED HER CHILDREN FOR A SUBURBAN SCHOOL HER CHILDREN FOR A SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT USING HER SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT USING HER FATHER’S ADDRESS DISTRICT USING HER FATHER’S ADDRESS RATHER THAN THE FATHER’S ADDRESS RATHER THAN THE DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOOD RATHER THAN THE DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE SHE LIVED DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE SHE LIVED IN 2009 SHE WAS WHERE SHE LIVED IN 2009 SHE WAS ARRESTED, INITIALLY IN 2009 SHE WAS ARRESTED, INITIALLY SENTENCED TO FIVE ARRESTED, INITIALLY SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON

SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON [ CRYING ] YEARS IN PRISON [ CRYING ] LATER REDUCED TO TEN [ CRYING ] LATER REDUCED TO TEN DAYS AND THREE YEARS LATER REDUCED TO TEN DAYS AND THREE YEARS PROBATION DAYS AND THREE YEARS PROBATION >> WHAT HAPPENED TO PROBATION

>> WHAT HAPPENED TO HER IS ALL TOO COMMON >> WHAT HAPPENED TO HER IS ALL TOO COMMON FOR BLACK, BROWN, AND HER IS ALL TOO COMMON FOR BLACK, BROWN, AND POOR PEOPLE IN OUR FOR BLACK, BROWN, AND POOR PEOPLE IN OUR CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM POOR PEOPLE IN OUR CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM >> Reporter: SINGER CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM >> Reporter: SINGER JOHN LEGEND NOTING THE >> Reporter: SINGER JOHN LEGEND NOTING THE DISCREPANCY TWEETED JOHN LEGEND NOTING THE DISCREPANCY TWEETED "THE ANSWER ISN’T FOR DISCREPANCY TWEETED "THE ANSWER ISN’T FOR X TO GET MORE "THE ANSWER ISN’T FOR X TO GET MORE

IT’S FOR BOTH OF THEM X TO GET MORE IT’S FOR BOTH OF THEM TO GET LESS IT’S FOR BOTH OF THEM TO GET LESS WE SHOULD LEVEL DOWN, TO GET LESS WE SHOULD LEVEL DOWN, NOT UP

" WE SHOULD LEVEL DOWN, NOT UP" IN ADDITION TO TWO NOT UP" IN ADDITION TO TWO WEEKS IN PRISON IN ADDITION TO TWO WEEKS IN PRISON HUFFMAN RECEIVED A WEEKS IN PRISON HUFFMAN RECEIVED A $30,000 FINE, ONE YEAR HUFFMAN RECEIVED A $30,000 FINE, ONE YEAR SUPERVISED RELEASE AND $30,000 FINE, ONE YEAR SUPERVISED RELEASE AND 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SUPERVISED RELEASE AND 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE HER SENTENCING COMES SERVICE

HER SENTENCING COMES AS NEARLY THREE DOZEN HER SENTENCING COMES AS NEARLY THREE DOZEN PARENTS AWAIT THEIR AS NEARLY THREE DOZEN PARENTS AWAIT THEIR FATE, INCLUDING PARENTS AWAIT THEIR FATE, INCLUDING ACTRESS LORI LOUGHLIN, FATE, INCLUDING ACTRESS LORI LOUGHLIN, WHO PLEADED NOT GUILTY ACTRESS LORI LOUGHLIN, WHO PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO MORE SERIOUS WHO PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO MORE SERIOUS CHARGES TO MORE SERIOUS CHARGES >> FELICITY HUFFMAN’S CHARGES >> FELICITY HUFFMAN’S SENTENCING IS A >> FELICITY HUFFMAN’S SENTENCING IS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR LORI SENTENCING IS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR LORI LOUGHLIN, EVAPORATING WAKE-UP CALL FOR LORI LOUGHLIN, EVAPORATING ANY HOPE SHE MIGHT LOUGHLIN, EVAPORATING ANY HOPE SHE MIGHT HAVE HAD THAT SHE ANY HOPE SHE MIGHT HAVE HAD THAT SHE WOULDN’T END UP BEING HAVE HAD THAT SHE WOULDN’T END UP BEING SENTENCED TO TIME IN WOULDN’T END UP BEING SENTENCED TO TIME IN FEDERAL PRISON SENTENCED TO TIME IN FEDERAL PRISON

>> BLAYNE, ARE WE FEDERAL PRISON >> BLAYNE, ARE WE HEARING FROM OTHER >> BLAYNE, ARE WE HEARING FROM OTHER PEOPLE WHO THINK THE HEARING FROM OTHER PEOPLE WHO THINK THE SENTENCING IS PEOPLE WHO THINK THE SENTENCING IS APPROPRIATE OR TOO SENTENCING IS APPROPRIATE OR TOO HARSH EVEN? APPROPRIATE OR TOO HARSH EVEN? >> JOSE, IN FACT WE HARSH EVEN? >> JOSE, IN FACT WE ARE >> JOSE, IN FACT WE ARE IN FACT, SOME PEOPLE ARE IN FACT, SOME PEOPLE INCLUDING LEGAL IN FACT, SOME PEOPLE INCLUDING LEGAL EXPERTS SAY THAT INCLUDING LEGAL EXPERTS SAY THAT BECAUSE HUFFMAN EXPERTS SAY THAT BECAUSE HUFFMAN PLEADED GUILTY, SHE BECAUSE HUFFMAN PLEADED GUILTY, SHE TOOK RESPONSIBILITY, PLEADED GUILTY, SHE TOOK RESPONSIBILITY, SHE WAS REMORSEFUL, TOOK RESPONSIBILITY, SHE WAS REMORSEFUL, THAT THIS SENTENCE IS SHE WAS REMORSEFUL, THAT THIS SENTENCE IS APPROPRIATE

THAT THIS SENTENCE IS APPROPRIATE NOW, REMEMBER, APPROPRIATE NOW, REMEMBER, PROSECUTORS WERE NOW, REMEMBER, PROSECUTORS WERE ASKING FOR A MONTH PROSECUTORS WERE ASKING FOR A MONTH HUFFMAN WAS HOPING FOR ASKING FOR A MONTH

HUFFMAN WAS HOPING FOR NO TIME

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