Following in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, Teresa Giudice opted for a pre-dawn 3 a.m. self-surrender at Federal Correctional Institution Danbury this morning to avoid paparazzi . I’m a bit shocked she actually was assigned to Danbury as that prison is transitioning to a male prison and the warden went to great lengths to avoid having to take Martha Stewart ten years ago when she did her time.
According to Vicki Hyman of NJ.com , “left her Montville Township mansion shortly after midnight in the back seat of a black SUV driven by her lawyer, James J. Leonard Jr. She surrendered just before 3 a.m., seven hours ahead of her scheduled intake, at the minimum-security prison camp that once housed Lauryn Hill and Leona Helmsley, who both served time for tax evasion. ‘She was ready,’ Leonard said in a statement to NJ Advance Media. “Teresa is a very strong woman, she won’t have any problems in there.’ The early surrender was negotiated with prison officials during a series of phone calls on New Year’s Eve. ‘When we arrived at Danbury, everyone we encountered was extremely courteous and respectful,’ he said. “Joe took the girls to school in Ford truck this morning. They were greeted at the gate by a ton of paparazzi camped out at the end of the driveway. So it seems Joe is off to a good start. For now, everyone is still living in the Montville home and all the girls were dressed and off to school on day one.
Meanwhile Teresa has had her first jail breakfast and is probably about to line up for lunch where it seems she will be trying to avoid carbs. The rest of her day will be full of intake procedures where she will be assigned her first prison job. It will most likely be in the kitchen.
Perhaps she will learn to make a poncho! #Fashion.
In case you missed it, you can read all the sordid details of her federal crimes here.