In less than a week, Teresa Giudice will begin serving a 15-month sentence at The Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., and while the prison may be a minimum-security facility with “white collar” criminals, it’ll be far from the lavish life she’s used to living!
Beatrice Codianni, a former Danbury inmate for six years, tells Star that life in prison will be “nothing like Teresa has ever experienced.” “The place is a dumb,” she adds. “They have very strict rules and the staff means business. There aren’t constant beatings and stabbings, but it’s still a prison, and Teresa is going to have to follow order 24/7.”
On Jan. 5, the reality star will make the 86 mile journey from her $1.7 mansion in Towaco, N.J. to Danbury. Upon arrival, she’ll partake in the “intake process,” which Codianna says includes a “thorough strip search and a psychological assessment. The screening is intensive.”
Depending on the availability of bed space, “Teresa may first be assigned to a small room of about eight bunk beds that we call the Bus Stop,” Codianni explains. “Eventually, she would be transferred downstairs to one of the dorms, each of which has about 30 cubicles that house two inmates apiece, with one bunk bed and two metal lockers. Each dorm has a two showers and toilet areas.”
No conjugal visits are allowed, either, so Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice’s (who will serve his own sentence once his wife’s is up), relationship will definitely be tested.
Teresa will have to keep her infamous, table-tossing temper in check, too, if she wants to make it through her sentence without any slipups. “She may be tested by other inmates because of her notoriety, more in the way of snide remarks than threats,” Codianni reveals. “Whatever Teresa does, she can’t lose control and get into a physical altercation with anyone. She could be put into segregation or, worst-case scenario, transferred to another facility far away from her family.”