Lori Loughlin is finally getting ahead of the possibility she may be heading to prison — she’s hired experts to train her up in how to best survive behind bars, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. 

“She’s knuckling down, learning the lingo and practicing martial arts to give off the impression she’s tough and to ward off potential bullies,” an insider revealed, noting that Lori, 55, “knows there will be plenty of them in federal prison.”

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As Radar previously reported, Loughlin and her 56-year-old husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have accused federal prosecutors of intentionally hiding evidence in their college admissions case.

The two contend that they are not guilty of secretly bribing anyone with $500,000 to have their daughters Bella, 21, and Oliva, 20, accepted to the University of Southern California. 

“Prison is going to be sink or swim and Lori doesn’t intend to sit back and take the abuse without a fight,” the insider told Radar of the possibility Loughlin could spend up to 45 years in jail if convicted on all charges.

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Loughlin and Giannulli have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering and federal programs bribery.

“Besides the physical training she’s getting lots of advice from prison professors on how to earn one’s keep behind bars,” the source said. “It’s a sure sign she knows deep down she’s facing an inevitable stretch and will need to be prepared.”