Joe Giudice spent his last days as a free man with his wife Teresa and his four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana before surrendering himself to authorities. The day he turned himself in was a very emotional day for the whole family. Joe’s wife, his sister and brother along with other family members and the family attorney were present when Joe presented himself to the prison to being his sentence.
They all stayed strong during Teresa incarceration at the Danbury Federal Prison in Connecticut, where she served eleven months for the same criminal charges her husband was charged with. It was a blessing that authorities thought of the interest and welfare of their children when they decided to stagger their sentences so at least one parent could raise their children while the other was in prison.
For the next forty-one months, he’ll be institutionalized at the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution in New Jersey. The facility is a minimum security prison where he will serve his sentence for pleading guilty to federal fraud charges which included hiding assets, failing to pay taxes and submitting fake loan applications. They only additional circumstance that Joe Giudice may have to face at the end of his prison term is the possibility of deportation to Italy.
Giudice was brought to the United States when he was just a one year old boy. He considers himself an American since he has lived here all his life. For some reason Joe seemed to fall through the cracks as far as obtaining his citizenship. It is clear that he was born in Italy, why no one ever pushed to have him apply for citizenship when he turned eighteen, no one knows. As an adult he should have considered going through the process himself, but for some reason it never happened.
No one knows for sure if he will be deported back to Italy, if he’ll be allowed to remain in the United States as long as he applies for citizenship or if his entire family will follow him to Italy if he is forced to leave the country. Giudice made a statement to People saying; “That, we’ll worry about when I get out.” Maybe he shouldn’t wait and seek a way while in prison to officially obtain his citizenship instead of waiting until time runs out for him before authorities make the final decision of whether he can remain in the United States or be deported back to the country of his birth.
The first few days in prison Joe will have to be cleared before being assigned to a section of the prison. He’ll be searched, have to undergo a special scan to identify if any internal metal is in his body, be housed in a special unit for a few days until he is medically cleared before being assigned to the security camp or one of the security housing units. Once Joe is assigned he’ll either reside in a dorm room with double bunk beds that houses a minimum of two hundred inmates if he is placed in the camp. If not, he’ll be assigned to a housing unit that holds twelve to eighteen inmates in a single room.
A former prison employee said the food isn’t that bad, some of the foods he’ll be served are chicken, vegetables, salad and on occasion, dessert. Joe will get an allowance where he’ll be able to spend up to three hundred dollars a month for shampoo, deodorant, gym shorts and other incidentals once a week. During his time at the New Jersey prison, he will be allowed only three hundred minutes of phone time per month which is paid by the minute. Although Joe won’t have access the internet he’ll be allowed access to an email account to use to communicate with his family that he loves with all his heart and soul.