Is Felicity Huffman’s prison sentence fair?

On Friday, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced in federal court to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores. She is the first parent to be sentenced in the massive college admissions scandal that has led to charges for dozens of members of wealthy and connected families. Huffman is also required to pay a $30,000 fine and do 250 hours of community service. Her sentence prompted strong reactions from many who felt she got off easy because of her fame and wealth. Critics raised examples of poor people of color who received much more substantial punishment for comparable crimes.