On Tuesday, Teresa Giudice had a new lawyer craft a letter to Judge Salas because the judge did not include recommendation for where Teresa should serve her sentence in her judgment of conviction (JOC). In that letter the new attorney suggested that if the judge did not amend her JOC then Teresa would be serving her time in scary place like MDC Brooklyn or MCC Manhattan! The attorney also made, what I told you at the time was a ridiculous request for Teresa to do as much time as possible in a halfway house.
Well, today the Judge basically told everyone to calm the fuck down. Teresa will be going to FPC Danbury which is the cushiest, nicest choice available. And, as everyone loves to point out is where Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black served her time. Here is what really happened.
According to NJ.COM
At Giudice’s sentencing, Salas asked Giudice’s former lawyer, Henry Klingeman, whether he wanted her to recommend to the Bureau of Prisons that his client serve her sentence at a camp facility in Danbury or another in West Virginia. After speaking with Giudice, Klingeman told the judge not to put in a request for a specific facility, Salas said today. Salas said she had not changed her mind since the sentencing.“I have set forth rather specifically and explicitly the reasoning for the sentence that I provided and I don’t think anything has changed since Oct. 2,” Salas said. “The only thing that has changed is counsel.”
So it was Teresa who opted not to make a request for a specific facility in the first place. I wonder if Klingeman stressed the importance of this or if he was just over Teresa by this point. The article goes on to say that a half-way house was never a consideration. Teresa will go to Danbury and do her time just like everyone else.
At least that is the expectation. Everyone is talking about this being a done deal. But it’s not. Things change all the time and until Teresa pulls up to the prison on January 5, 2015 things will always remain uncertain. PFC Danbury is phasing out its women’s facility. Beds come and go. In the two months the situations are bound to change. Teresa needs to cross her fingers and hope this situation remains in place on the day of her self-surrender.
I’m waiting now from Wendy Feldman to take all the credit for this placement.