The Giudice family reunion was certainly short-lived. Just a few short months after the Real Housewives of New Jersey table-flipping cookbook maven was released from prison, her husband Juicy Joe has started his forty-one month sentence for bankruptcy fraud and that pesky driver’s license debacle.
Just as with Teresa’s jail stint, the family has remained upbeat about Joe’s time away, almost pretending like it’s not a real thing. The couple has been spending time together in the same manner they have for years–fighting off rumors of infidelity and pregnancies as their daughters run rampant around their nouveau riche castle.
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Earlier this week, Joe took up residence at Fort Dix. His attorney released a statement to People, asserting, “Joe Giudice surrendered himself to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix today at 12 p.m. to begin serving his sentence.”
He continues, “His brother, his sister and several other members of the Giudice family, as well as myself, were present when he turned himself in to the prison, including Teresa. It was obviously a very emotional day, but this is a very strong family with a tremendous support system and they will get through this, just as they did when Teresa was away.”
We all know that Teresa spent her eleven months doing yoga, writing a bestseller, and palling around with her cellmates, but what is in store for Joe? Speaking to Us Weekly, a former Fort Dix employee gives some insight into Joe’s life behind bars. He notes that Joe will be allowed $300 a month to spend at weekly commissary visits for items like deodorant and gym shorts.
The insider shares, “If he’s not in the camp, he’ll be assigned to a low- to medium-security housing unit, where there are 12 to 18 inmates in a room.,” adding, “Joe won’t be watched if he goes to the bathroom or showers [if this is where he is housed].”
While Joe will likely miss his wife’s home cooked meals, the retiree notes, “The food isn’t bad–a lot of chicken, vegetables, a salad bar and even some desserts, depending on the day of the week.”
Joe will be allowed to see his family during monitored visits as well as keep in touch via the phone. The source explains, “He has 300 minutes of phone time per month and has to pay by the minute. He will also have access to rudimentary email…but can’t go on the internet.”
In a separate statement to the site, Joe’s attorney reveals, “It was obviously a very emotional day, but this is a very strong family with a tremendous support system, and they will get through this, just as they did when Teresa was away.”
Stay Juicy, Joe.
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