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EntertainmentJohn Legend Reacts to Felicity Huffman's 14-Day Prison Sentence: 'No One in Our Nation Will Benefit'

09:15  15 september  2019
09:15  15 september  2019 Source:   billboard.com

Felicity Huffman Issues Apology After Receiving Prison Sentence: ‘There Are No Excuses’

Felicity Huffman Issues Apology After Receiving Prison Sentence: ‘There Are No Excuses’ Felicity Huffman issued a long statement of apology on Friday after receiving a two-week prison sentence for paying to illegally boost her daughter’s SAT score. In the statement, Huffman, in addition to saying she accepts the court’s decision, acknowledges and apologizes to other parents fighting to get their children into college. Along with the prison sentence, Huffman will also have to pay a $30,000 fine and serve 250 hours of community service and a year of probation. © Steven Senne/AP/Shutterstock Read her full statement below. I accept the court’s decision today without reservation.

Felicity Huffman was sentenced for taking part in a college admissions scandal, but John Legend does not think prison time is the answer. "And no one in our nation will benefit from the 14 days an actress will serve for cheating in college admissions. We don't need to lock people up for any of

RELATED: Felicity Huffman ‘Humbled’ by 14 - Day Sentence : She Hopes ‘Public Will Give Her a Second Chance’. It' s unconscionable that we locked a woman up for voting when And no one in our nation will benefit from the 14 days an actress will serve for cheating in college admissions.

The actress will spend 14 days behind bars; she was also fined $30,000 and given a year of supervised release and 250 hours of community service after being accused of paying $15,000 in a conspiracy to inflate her daughter's SAT exam score.

"I get why everyone gets mad when rich person X gets a short sentence and poor person of color Y gets a long one," Legend wrote on Twitter on Saturday (Sept. 14). "The answer isn't for X to get more; it's for both of them to get less (or even none!!!) We should level down not up."

Felicity Huffman Likely to Serve Majority of 14-Day Jail Sentence: Expert

Felicity Huffman Likely to Serve Majority of 14-Day Jail Sentence: Expert Felicity Huffman Likely to Serve Most of 14-Day Sentence: Expert

RELATED: Felicity Huffman ‘Humbled’ by 14 - Day Sentence : She Hopes ‘Public Will Give Her a Second Chance’. It' s unconscionable that we locked — John Legend (@ johnlegend ) September 14, 2019. And no one in our nation will benefit from the 14 days an actress will serve for cheating in

RELATED: Felicity Huffman ‘Humbled’ by 14 - Day Sentence : She Hopes ‘Public Will Give Her a Second Chance’. It' s unconscionable that we locked And no one in our nation will benefit from the 14 days an actress will serve for cheating in college admissions. We don't need to lock people up for

"Americans have become desensitized to how much we lock people up. Prisons and jails are not the answer to every bad thing everyone does, but we've come to use them to address nearly every societal ill," the singer tweeted.

He continued: "It's insane we locked a woman up for 5 years for sending her kid to the wrong school district. Literally everyone involved in that decision should be ashamed of themselves. It's unconscionable that we locked a woman up for voting when, unbeknownst to her, she was ineligible. Her sentence shouldn't be fewer years. It should be ZERO."

"And no one in our nation will benefit from the 14 days an actress will serve for cheating in college admissions. We don't need to lock people up for any of this stuff," Legend said.

Prosecutor cites Ohio mom in plea for Felicity Huffman prison time

Prosecutor cites Ohio mom in plea for Felicity Huffman prison time Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison for paying a college consultant $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT score. Her sentence also included a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year’s probation. The “Desperate Housewives” star was sentenced in Boston’s federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of conspiracy and fraud. Huffman is the first to receive a punishment of the nearly three dozen wealthy parents charged in the sweeping scheme. Her case has highlighted longstanding disparities in the justice system.

John Legend had an interesting take on Felicity Huffman ' s 14 - day sentence in her college bribery scandal case people are angry at the wrong thing. John just said, "I get why everyone gets mad when rich person X gets a short sentence and poor person of color Y gets a long one .

Felicity Huffman is taking responsibility for her actions. After being sentenced to 14 days in prison , in addition to a ,000 fine and 250 hours of community Actress Felicity Huffman , escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way to the entrance of the John Joseph Moakley United States

See his tweets below.

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William H. Macy Is 'Concerned' About Felicity Huffman's Well-Being as She Awaits Prison: Source .
William H. Macy 'Concerned' About Wife Felicity HuffmanAccording to a family source, Macy, 69, who is continuing to act and direct for his Showtime series Shameless, is thankful the sentencing is over, but “continues to worry about his wife’s well-being.

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