She made her bed and then was offered a breakfast of milk, fruit, her choice of hot or cold cereal, and bread with jelly. For dinner, she had Salisbury steak or black beans, mashed potatoes, corn and gravy. She also got her work assignment, which is kitchen duty.
It is a far cry from the red carpet as she must wear khaki pants, a blouse with a brown T-shirt and prison-assigned boots.
Her personal jewelry is limited; she's permitted a plain wedding band and a pair of stud or small hoop earrings, according to the prison manual for Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, which is outside San Francisco.
She is staying in a tiny cell, and according to one report; she'll have to share a toilet with three other inmates.
Huffman is assigned to the general population, so she will be interacting with other inmates — an experience Abby Lee Miller of “Dance Moms” knows very well. She spent eight months in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud.
"Her being the celebrity that she is, people are going to emulate her, people are going to want to be her friend and to reach out to her. I mean, she was on 'Desperate Housewives,'" Miller told Inside Edition. "There is going to be a moment of 'Ahh' after day one, ‘I am here, I did it, I survived a day, I can make it another day.’”
Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, was spotted driving in Los Angeles on Wednesday; he will be able to visit her for the first time Saturday. Kissing, embracing, and hand-holding are allowed on arrival and departure only.