Real Housewives' Star Teresa Giudice's First Day Behind Bars
Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice began her 15-month federal prison term on Monday.
Before turning herself in, she attended church services with her family.
Her attorney drove her to the prison and said she was stoic. He told Good Morning America, “Mentally and emotionally she was prepared.”
She surrendered at 3 a.m. at the Danbury Correctional Institution in Connecticut which is 90 miles north of New York City. It's the same minimum security prison portrayed on the hit TV drama series Orange Is the New Black.
The Netflix series shows how those first humiliating moments of an inmate's life behind bars go down.
Teresa was photographed and assigned inmate number 65703-050.
What should Teresa expect behind bars?
Former inmate Beatrice Codianni spent 15 years at the prison for gang activity. She says it's possible Teresa could become a target for the kind of violence depicted on Orange Is the New Black.
Codianni told INSIDE EDITION, “There might be somebody there who wants to just smack her because they're jealous or they want to make a name for themselves.”
See What Else Codianni Told INSIDE EDITION About the Prison
INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret spoke with Wendy Feldman, a prison expert who worked with Teresa to help prepare her for the ordeal of life behind bars.
Feldman said, "You are really told what to do, when to do it. You are told how to make your bed. How to assemble the little area that you live in."
Teresa's husband Joe and four daughters are reportedly allowed to make their visit this weekend.
Feldman said, "There is no glass, so of course, she gets to hold her kids, she gets to kiss her kids, she gets to be with her kids. That will be her new normal."
Joe will serve three-and-a-half years after Teresa is released for fraud. He is now Mr. Mom and was photographed driving the children to school on Monday.