On March 23, Joe Giudice, will surrender himself to federal prison to start serving a 41-month sentence for multiple fraud charges.
Coincidentally, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, will be incarcerated in the same prison as Phaedra Parks’ jailbird husband, Apollo Nida. In August 2014, Apollo Nida began serving an 8-year prison sentence for conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud. Nida was also ordered to pay $2 million restitution to his victims.
In a recent interview, Giudice was asked if he’s looking forward to hanging with Nida at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey, Giudice admits he’s never met the Real Housewives of Atlanta househusband before.
“I don’t even know who he is to be honest with you,” Joe told Entertainment Tonight. “Yeah, they never spoke. They never met,” Teresa Giudice added. “When I go to Bravo events… I met Phaedra at a commercial shoot once, but Joe never comes to those.”
Fort Dix Federal Prison is large complex, divided into three separate compounds. Two of the compounds are for low-security prisoners, and an adjacent compound houses minimum-security prisoners. Each of the housing units has three stories and they hold several hundred prisoners in each. The men use common bathrooms that offer little in the way of privacy. Prisoners sleep on steel bunk beds, with up to 18 men in a single dormitory style room.
Inmates wait in line to use telephones and have access to 300 telephone minutes each month except for November and December, when they have access to 400 minutes in recognition of the holiday season. Prisoners have access to a quasi email system that allows them to stay in touch with people in society.
Joe and Teresa claim Bravo cameras won’t be rolling when Joe heads to FCI Fort Dix later this month. Do you believe them?
“We haven’t crossed that bridge yet,” Teresa said. “Listen, I know we’re on this reality show, but you know, we’re also human beings. And we want to keep some things private, just between us and our four daughters. So, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”
At the completion of Giudice‘s 41-month prison sentence, he will be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to face deportation charges back to his birth country of Italy. And according to court authorities, deportation is imminent.
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