Teresa Giudice can finally finish filling out those change of address cards. Judge Salas told the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star that she will be serving her 15 month prison sentence at a prison camp in Danbury, Connecticut.
It’s official, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has assigned Teresa Giudice an inmate #65703-050.
Teresa had earlier requested this location, in order to be close enough to her daughters to allow visitation. Her later request to serve the bulk of her sentence in a halfway house, where she would be able to work and visit home, was shot down by Judge Esther Salas. The judge explained that the time to bring that request up would have been at the October 2nd sentencing date, but even if it had been presented, she probably would have disallowed it anyway.
Giudices’ attorney, Stacy Ann Biancamano, explained that Teresa would have made the request if she had understood that she had that choice.
In a letter to Judge Salas, Tuesday, assistant U.S. attorney Rachael Honig and Jonathan Romankow objected to Giudice’s request.
“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 wrote.
The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will ultimately decide if Teresa will be allowed to serve any of her sentence in a halfway house.
The Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury (FCI Danbury) is a low-security United States federal prison for female inmates in Danbury, Connecticut. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has an adjacent satellite prison camp that houses minimum-security female offenders. It was announced in the summer of 2013 that FCI Danbury would transition from housing women to housing men with the female inmates transferring out between August and December 2013 and the male inmates arriving in early 2014. The satellite camp will continue to house female offenders.
FCI Danbury is located in southwestern Connecticut, approximately 55 miles from New York City. Ironically, this facility is the inspiration behind the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. It appears that Teresa Giudice is just a magnet to the spotlight…even in prison.