After being sentenced earlier this fall, the star of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” will beginning serving a 15-month prison sentence over fraud charges in Danbury, Connecticut, at a prison that supposedly served as an inspiration for the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.” It is always possible that this sentenced ends up being reduced due to good behavior or overcrowding, but with it being as long as it is, we do expect her to be behind bars at least for a little while. She reportedly arrived to the facility many hours before she was due at 3:00 a.m. Eastern time, and we assume that the reason for this may be to avoid some of the spectacle that would have otherwise have been waiting for her:
In a statement per NJ Advance Media, Teresa’s attorney James L. Leonard said the following:
“She was ready. Teresa is a very strong woman, she won’t have any problems in there … When we arrived at Danbury, everyone we encountered was extremely courteous and respectful.”
As soon as her sentence is complete, Joe Giudice will begin his own, which is set to last for many years longer than hers. The two sentences were scaled so that someone would be present to care for the couple’s four daughters while the other served time.
Bravo has already made it clear that there are not abandoning Teresa, and we’re sure that once she is out, we will hear all about her experiences in some way. Even if she didn’t want to be public about it, there is no denying that the show is a good source of income for the family during a very tough time.
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