College Admissions Bribery Scandals – My Opinion for Sentence
Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison, $30,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service. Huffman may not have committed a violent crime, however, she stole another child’s dream, and she showed that privilege is real. I will not go into the fairness of the sentencing for people of wealth and privilege in comparison to those without, or the sentence in another case for Kelly Williams-Bolar an Akron mother… that’s another subject and another long conversation.
However, in regard to the Huffman sentence, I will say that a more appropriate punishment – and more fulfilling morally – would be for Felicity Huffman and the others to pay tuition and board for a child in need, one on the path to college but that cannot afford to go to the same college that her child was allowed admission to. And not to just to write a check every year and forget about them, no, they must mentor that young student during the four or five years. They need to make sure that they stay in school, talk to them when they are depressed or want to drop out, pay for any counseling they may need, help them find work during the summer season, and take an interest in their life and education.
That would be my sentence.