Teresa Giudice Will Serve Time at 'Orange Is the New Black' Prison

by Jackie Willis 9:30 AM PDT, October 23, 2014
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Even Teresa Giudice's prison life is like a TV show.

ET confirmed with the New Jersey District Attorney's office that the Bravo reality star will be serving her sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, the same facility that inspired the hit Netflix show Orange Is the New Black.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey star will serve 15 months at the Connecticut prison camp after her motion to serve most of her sentence at a halfway house on Wednesday was denied. If she was allowed to serve her time at the halfway house, Giudice would have been able to make visits home to see her children on weekends and go to work.

The 42-year-old mother-of-four is headed to prison after she was found guilty of bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy. Her husband Joe Giudice, 42, was also convicted and will begin his 41-month sentence on Jan. 5, 2015 at a prison camp. The couple will go to prison at separate times so one of them can look after their daughters.

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FCI, Danbury was put on the map thanks to Piper Kerman who served her time there and wrote the memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison that inspired Netflix's prison dramedy. (Though Taylor Schilling's Piper Chapman serves at a fictional institution called Litchfield.) Lauryn Hill was also in Danbury for a three-month sentence for tax evasion. She was released from the prison camp on Friday, Oct. 3.

Also this week, Giudice was dropped by her crisis manager Wendy Feldman. See why Feldman told ET that the reality star worse than Chris Brown.