Teresa Giudice Going to Prison in Orange is the New Black Prison

Teresa And Joe Giudice

Real Housewife of New Jersey Teresa Giudice just doesn’t seem to have any luck these days, but that seems to be what happens when you break the law and continue to do so even after you’ve been indicted. The reality star was sentenced to 15 months in prison earlier this month after pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraud, and she’s to begin her sentence no later than January 5. The reality star made a request to spend the vast majority of her sentence at a Halfway House, but her request was denied by a federal judge. This type of imprisonment would have allowed the reality star to work and to make weekend visits home to see her family.

Instead, the real housewife and Jersey native will spend her 15 months at a prison camp in Danbury, Connecticut. In fact, she’s spending her sentence at the prison that inspired the memoir that inspired the hit show “Orange is the New Black,” so she should be quite familiar with the area. Piper Kerman, the author of the memoir that inspired “Orange is the New Black,” spent a year living in the prison camp and that’s where the concept for the book and the show came from.

Additionally, the prison camp is not unfamiliar with celebrity faces. Fugee’s singer Lauryn Hill recently spent 3 months in the camp after being charged with tax evasion. Giudice’s crisis manager quit this week after citing that Giudice failed to comply with due process, and a federal judge told the star just yesterday that she’s not spending her sentence in a Halfway House, and that her timing in applying for something like this was, “all wrong.” It seems Giudice can’t catch a break, but it’s also true that a break isn’t something she deserves after not taking her sentencing a bit more seriously – in addition to breaking the law.

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