In federal court in Boston on Friday, Huffman's attorney requested that the the actress be allowed to spend her 14-day prison sentence at a federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, a "low security" correctional institution with 1,235 female inmates in Alameda County, about 35 miles outside of San Francisco.
For example, inmates at FCI Dublin can sunbathe on the weekends, but they have to wear a shirt and shorts, the handbook says.
Huffman, who was accused of spending $15,000 to have the scam's mastermind boost her daughter's SAT scores, was the first of more than 30 parents charged in the scam to be sentenced.
As part of her sentence, Huffman will also have to serve one year of probation, pay a $30,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service.
Prosecutors had suggested Huffman spend one month in prison and pay a $20,000 fine.