In an eleventh-hour appeal, Real Housewvies of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice requested that she spend 12 of her 15 month sentence in a halfway house. “It was clearly not the Court’s intention at the sentencing in this matter to sentence defendant to serve all or virtually all of her sentence in a halfway house,” the prosecutors write. Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice were both sentenced on October 2. (Joe was sentenced to 41 months in jail. They pleaded guilty to multiple charges of fraud.) The halfway house option was never raised by the defense.
What the prosecutors didn’t object to was Teresa’s (other) request to serve her sentence at a women’s prison camp like the one in Danbury, Connecticut — the one that inspired the Netflix’s hit Orange Is the New Black. The ultimate decision remains with the Bureau of Prisons. Giudice must surrender on January 5, 2015.