As Lori Loughlin prepares for her Jan. 17 court date, she has reportedly started taking various steps behind the scenes. 

In 2019, the "Fuller House' star and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were accused of paying William "Rick" Singer $500,000 so that their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose could attend the University of Southern California (USC). Following the accusations, they were each charged with mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery. 

Now, a new report has highlighted a few specific steps the actress has reportedly started taking in case she finds herself facing time behind bars.

According to People, an insider shared that Loughlin "has someone who is advising her what to do in case she loses her case and goes to prison." As for what the expert is teaching her, the source revealed that they are "there to help her learn the ropes."

However, they stated that such a move is not meant to imply that the TV personality believes she will lose her case. "Lori is a planner, and she is doing what she needs to do for all contingencies," they said.

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Continuing, they added that she is attempting to learn more about avoiding common mistakes while behind bars.

"Table manners are different; social interactions are different. Here on the outside, eye contact is a good thing. You meet someone and you shake their hands and stare at them in the eyes. In prison, you might not do that. You don't want to challenge someone," they stated. The source then added that Loughlin is "preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best."

This would not be the first step that Loughlin has taken in order to prepare for her future. Previously, a report surfaced that she had been quietly taking a "grueling" step behind the scenes. Additionally, it has also been reported that she has been learning other things to "give off the impression she's tough and to ward off potential bullies."

These new developments come on the heels of her reported "concern" following a judge's harsh comments. At this time, it has been suggested that she could receive a lighter sentence if she takes certain steps. However, she has not done so at this time. 

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli "Fuller House" star Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among 50 people indicted in the college bribery scandal. Photo: AFP/Joseph Prezioso