Comscore

Teresa and Joe Giudice sentenced to prison

Last week, Teresa Giudice learned her fate on multiple fraud charges — 15 months behind bars for her and 41 months for her husband Joe Giudice.

Luckily the judge showed some leniency for the parents of four daughters and are allowing the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars to stagger their sentences, allowing one parent to remain home with their daughters while the other one serves their time.

Teresa is up first and has to report to prison by January 5, 2015. So as she prepares to spend 2015 — plus a little of 2016 — away in prison, she received some advice from someone you may have never seen coming: Orange Is the New Black author Piper Kerman.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE!

Piper Kerman wrote the 2010 memoir about her time in a women’s prison that inspired the award-winning Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black. So considering her experience, Teresa may want to listen up to what Piper has to say.

“It’s impossible to overstate how important it is to maintain your ties to the outside world, to your family and to your friends and to any of the people on the outside who may be pulling for you and invested in your success, because that is the single most fundamental predictor for people surviving with less suffering while they’re incarcerated and returning home successfully,” Kerman told NorthJersey.com.

She added, “As important as those ties to the outside world are, people also have to carve out their existence if they’re living behind the walls of a prison or jail. And so, you sort of have to figure out where you fit in the social ecology and understand, what do I have to give within this involuntary community that I have joined?”

Sounds like Teresa may need to make nice with her Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars before she heads to prison. Friends and family is all she may have to support her and help Joe with the girls.

TELL US! HOW DO YOU THINK TERESA WILL HOLD UP IN PRISON?

[photo courtesy: TNYF/WENN.com]

Please read our comment policy before participating in the comments

Click here to read our Comment Policy