Teresa Giudice Opens Up About Prison 'Shakedown': 'They're So Invading!'

by Zach Seemayer and Deidre Behar 8:05 AM PDT, October 19, 2015
Playing Teresa Giudice Opens Up About Prison 'Shakedown': 'They're So Invading!'

On Sunday's emotional episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In, Teresa Giudice detailed her experience of getting "shaken down" in prison.

During the second installment in RHONJ's thee-part special detailing Teresa's stint in a Connecticut correctional facility, the 43-year-old reality star reveals that she was strip searched by prison guards.

"I got shaken down," Teresa said. "Like our room got shaken down, I guess they were looking for a cell phone or something."

WATCH: EXCLUSIVE: Joe Giudice Says Life at Home Without Teresa is a 'Pain in the A**'

It all started when Teresa asked her daughter Gia to tweet for her. Apparently, Prison guards believed the tweet actually came from Teresa while behind bars, and they were determined to find the phone she used.

"They're so invading!" Teresa recounted. "Like you have to bend down and cough."

The one thing Teresa seemed most concerned about was her daughter feeling guilty about the incident.

WATCH: Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga Blame Each Other For Teresa's Imprisonment

"I don't want her to think she did anything wrong," Teresa said. "She didn't do anything wrong, she did what I told her. I asked her to do it."

Teresa's husband Joe got emotional thinking about the uncomfortable situation.

"I never thought my wife would be getting a shakedown," Joe said. "That definitely makes me upset thinking my poor wife has to go through this bulls**t in there."

WATCH: EXCLUSIVE: Joe Giudice Opens Up About Teresa's Life Behind Bars: She’s Really Not OK

Teresa, who has been serving time for fraud, is set to be released in December. After Teresa's exit from prison, Joe is to begin his 41-month prison sentence. The couple took a plea that would allow them to serve time separately so that one of them would be able to care for their children.

Recently Joe sat down for an exclusive interview with ET where he opened up about what his wife has been doing to keep her head up behind bars, and how Teresa's incarceration has impacted their four daughters. Check out Joe's emotional interview in the video below.