Teresa Giudice Begins Her Prison Sentence



Down-on-her-luck Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice began her 15-month prison sentence this morning, when she turned herself in to authorities at 3 a.m.

She will serve her time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. The minimum-security prison for women is what inspired Piper Kerman’s book, and later Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

WNBC 4 reports that she could also be sent to Alderson Prison Camp in West Virginia—the same place Martha Stewart served for five months in 2004 and 2005.

What can she expect in the big house? People details that she’ll “be trading her sexy designer duds for elastic-waist khakis and a poly-blend button-down shirt … She’ll be sleeping next to strangers and could be assigned to a job scrubbing toilets or washing dishes. If she wants sunglasses, she can buy them for $1.50 in the prison camp commissary.”

Giudice and her husband Joe received prison time after pleading guilty to fraud last year. He will begin his sentence when she is released.