Teresa Giudice, former star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is in prison. She was sentenced to be there for 15 months, and started serving her time in January of this year. Giudice has been keeping a diary of her time inside Danbury prison, and plans to releasea memoir of her stay there.
Her writings stand in sharp contrast to the types of material seen on shows like Orange Is the New Black and the book that preceded it. But perhaps Giudice will be able to capitalize on that show's popularity in marketing her own book.
“It’s going to be about growing up from humble beginnings,” Giudice's attorney, told Us Weekly. “She will also tell the story everyone is dying to know: what life is like behind bars.”
Rather than the Shawshank-style environment that some might be drooling for, Giudice seems to have first-world problems, even in prison. In one entry, she complains about prison food. But it's a soy burger.
"I went to lunch at 10:20. I had tater tots, a soy burger that was so gross and orange! I also had some potato salad. They feed us so much here. I’m going to have potatoes coming out of my ears pretty soon."
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— Juda Barga (@JudaBarga) July 5, 2015
In another released entry Giudice talks about violence among other inmates, but curiously calls them "roommates."
"There is a lady in here, she hit her roommate. The officers are up here now to evaluate the situation. She is a crazy lady who fights with everyone."
Teresa Giudice does not hit the weight pile in the yard with the hardened felons. She does yoga and skips meals she does not like.
"Did yoga at 8:30 until 9:10. They had BBQ beef [for dinner]. I did not eat that."
Giudice has email and computer privileges in Danbury, evidenced by her entry about an email from daughter Gia.
"I got an email from Gia. She got an award for perseverance. I started crying at the computer. I was so happy for her, and saying to myself, 'That is my daughter.'”
Giudice's release date is set for February 15, 2016. Rumors of her negotiating an early parole have been denied by the prison.