Felicity Huffman Wants to Work With Female Inmates After Jail Release
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The 'Desperate Housewives' alum is allegedly keen to work with with incarcerated women as part of her community service program in the college admissions scandal.

AceShowbiz - Felicity Huffman is keen to work with female prison inmates after spending time behind bars for her role in the college admissions scandal.

The "Desperate Housewives" actress spent just 11 days behind bars, after pleading guilty to paying $15,000 to doctor her daughter's university entrance exams. She will remain on probation for a year.

As well as paying a $30,000 fine, Felicity has been ordered by the courts to undertake 250 hours of community service, which she began earlier this month in Los Angeles.

According to an insider, the star was so moved by the "harsh" conditions during her time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, that she now wants to work with incarcerated women as part of her community service program.

"Her experience is that these women are left behind," a source told the New York Post's gossip column Page Six. "They're abandoned. There's no support for them either in the institution or when they leave the institution, and that broke her heart."

Meanwhile, the star was seen at The Teen Project - a treatment centre to rehabilitate young women at risk of sex trafficking and homelessness - for her first day of community service.

Felicity was one of 30 parents, including "Fuller House" star Lori Loughlin, who were charged with cheating the system. Lori has pleaded not guilty and has yet to be sentenced.

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