Giudice begins her prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, a minimum security prison for women. Giudice’s attorney James J. Leonard Jr.:
I think she was anxious to get in, get this thing started, get it behind her, and get back to her family. Her four girls are her primary focus.
The Giudice’s 13 year old daughter, Gia tells family members that she’s going to live with friends while her mother serves her 15 month prison sentence. Family insider:
Gia wants to live with one of her friends from her girl group 3KT while her mom is away in prison. She knows her family needs her, but she also realizes that she needs a mother figure while her mom is locked away. She’s at the age where she really needs a mother in her life to help her through the changes of going from a girl into a young woman, and it’s not like she’ll be able to pick up a phone and dial her mom at a moment’s notice.
Teresa’s former crisis manager, Feldman plans to write a tell-all book that will include her time spent working with the Giudice’s. Feldman:
It’s in no way negative or focused on her, she forgets that I did begin the year with major names and regular people. She is one of many. Names aren’t the issue. Their stories are. There will be several chapters in my new book dedicated to my time spent working with Teresa.From the day I met her, until the day I quit, and how Teresa went downhill so fast after that.
The Giudice’s fail to submit a repayment plan for the outstanding amount of $214,000 they owe in restitution. Team insider:
As such, prosecutors were eager to get the property seized. The property will now be auctioned off with the money going into a trust account. If there is any money left over, it would go to paying creditors in their bankruptcy, in which they owe $14.3 million.
A federal judge won’t recommend that prison officials allow Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house. U.S. District Judge Esther Salas:
I will not make the recommendation.
Giudice’s lawyer files a letter with a Newark, N.J. judge asking for a recommendation that she serve 12 months in a halfway house.
The Giudice’s answer questions from callers regarding their upcoming prison sentences:
Before you sign something you make sure you read it carefully before putting your John Hancock and if you don’t understand the contract, try to get someone out there that understands contracts.
Teresa tells Cohen what her greatest fear about going to prison is:
I just think about my daughters, that’s all I think about. I just want to be with my daughters…that’s all I think about.