New Details of Teresa Giudice's Life in Prison
Find out what the "Real Housewives" star has been eating and doing behind bars.
— -- Teresa Giudice reported to federal prison in Danbury, Conn., earlier this week, where she will remain until next year. But how exactly will be serving out her time?
At FCI Danbury, after which she is expected to spend time at a halfway house, Giudice will live a regimented life, waking up each day at 6 a.m. (she is either sleeping in a 2-person cube or a 6- to 8-person room) and reporting to a job, prison officials said.
"All medically cleared inmates are assigned jobs by staff, based on institution need with a focus on the inmate's individual skills and abilities, in an effort to provide them with employable skills for release," a representative for the prison told ABC News.
"Inmates are required to work a standard workday of approximately 7.5 hours. This may include educational programs for inmates in need of English as second language and/or GED. When not assigned to a required program or work assignment, inmates are free to participate in optional education programs and/or recreational activities," the representative added.
On weekends and federal holidays, Giudice can have visitors, and her lawyer previously told "Good Morning America" that her husband Joe will be bringing their four daughters this weekend to see her. And if she wants to freshen up for her family, the prison representative told ABC News that while she was given a pillow, sheets, a blanket, toothpaste, a toothbrush, soap, shampoo, and a disposable razor upon entering prison, she is permitted to "purchase limited cosmetic supplies" from the commissary, including eyeliner pencils, mascara and lip gloss, too. Hair dye is also on the commissary list, and there is also an area in the prison where she can get her hair done.
In addition, "inmates are afforded the opportunity to shower daily," the representative said. "All restrooms have dividers for individual use."
Meals are also carefully planned out in advance for the inmates, with vegetarian options for those who don't eat meat. Today, lunch consisted of either baked chicken or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, steamed rice, pinto beans, green beans, whole wheat bread with margarine, and a dessert or fruit. Dinner will be a choice of beef enchilada casserole, beef and vegetables or soy enchilada casserole, steamed rice, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread with margarine and a beverage.
Snacks are also available for purchase at the commissary, including several varieties of chips, ice cream, hummus, cereal bars and cookies.
As for whether there was any concern that a celebrity could disrupt life at Danbury, the representative said "none." As for whether "Real Housewives" will be among the TV shows available to watch, the representative responded, "There are TVs located in community rooms. I do not know the specific shows the inmates watch."
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