Teresa Giudice and husband Joe Guidice were convicted of bankruptcy fraud and mortgage fraud earlier this year. Her husband will start his 41-month prison term after Teresa gets out.
Giudice will have to “self-surrender” to the federal correctional system in a little over a month. She’ll do her time at a women’s prison facility in Danbury, Conn.
“People will call it ‘Camp Cupcake.’ No. You’re still in prison, and she will be told when to get up, when to go to sleep, when she can shower, when she can eat, and when she has visits, all of that,” said Beatrice Codianni, a former prisoner who spent more than six years there.
She added: “It’s still prison,” according to NorthJersey.com.
According to a Bureau of Prisons spokesman, Giudice will have to “go through the intake screening process, and during that process she’s identified first to make sure she’s the person that’s supposed to surrender, she’s interviewed, all of her personal belongings are taken except for probably a wedding ring and a religious medallion.”
At the same time, she can’t run a business from prison and will be “expected to work, within their physical capabilities,” a prison spoksperson.
Codianni added: “There’s going to be people who want to cozy up to her because she’s a celebrity. There’s going to be people who are not going to like her because she’s a celebrity. But the majority of people know that she is one of them now. And as long as she is a regular human being and treats other people with respect, she’ll get treated with respect.”
Also, she reportedly won’t get her own spinoff cooking show after she gets out of prison.
Giudice is set to serve 15 months behind bars starting in January. Reports have indicated that following her stint in prison, she’ll get a cooking show on Bravo.
Sources have told RadarOnline.com that claims about her getting her own show aren’t true. A rep for Giudice said it’s “not true.”
An source also told the site: “Teresa hasn’t been offered any new projects with Bravo. In fact, there is a lot of bad feelings where Bravo and Teresa are concerned. The network feels used, and was stunned Teresa said in court documents that the show was a sham.
“Bravo would never sign Teresa up for her own show after everything that has gone down!” the source added. “It seems like someone that was once close to Teresa is now floating false stories about her, hoping to get back in good favor with her. It’s not going to work.”