Teresa Giudice Ordered To Serve Sentence At Orange Is The New Black Prison
Teresa Guidice will be imprisoned at a minimum-security facility in Danbury, Connecticut. The reality star, who was convicted of fraud crimes, will serve her 15-month sentence at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution, the same prison that inspired the hit Netflix series, “Orange Is The New Black.”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Giudice was ordered to serve time behind bars earlier this month, though she is not expected to surrender until January. After she completes her time, husband Joe will serve his own 41-month sentence at a location to be determined.
Giudice’s prison assignment was revealed during a court hearing on Wednesday, after being decided upon by the Federal Bureau of Prison. Earlier this week, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star’s new attorney requested low-security locations such as Danbury, and also that she be allowed to serve a significant amount of the sentence at a halfway house.
Judge Esther Salas said she was against the halfway house bid, explaining that the time for such requests had past, and nothing significant had changed since the sentencing. The attorney claimed in response that Giudice “really wasn’t understanding how the sentencing process worked” at that time. Ultimately, the potential division of time between a prison and halfway house will be decided by the bureau, though the judge’s recommendation is taken into consideration.
“Orange Is The New Black” is set at a fictional facility, but based on the time the real-life Piper Kerman served at Danbury. She was imprisoned there for 13 months, beginning in 2004, for federal money laundering. Kerman went on detail her experiences there in the memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.