Prison Hell! Inside Joe Giudice’s Strict Prison Visitor Rules #RHONJ

Posted on Mar 31 2016 - 1:10pm by Dani-K

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You know the saying, Club Fed? The prison Joe Giudice has been assigned to couldn’t be further from this. Obviously prison isn’t supposed to fun or easy, however, it seems if the rules at the Federal Correction Facility Fort Dix, located in New Jersey, are quite a bit stricter compared to where his wife, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa resided last year.

According to theFederal Bureau of Prisons handbook, the process that Teresa will undergo on visiting day, not to mention their four girls, can be humiliating. Starting with mandatory metal searches and the ability for guards to cancel the visit at any time for any reason. Joe can receive visits from 10 family members during the week, except for Tuesday and Wednesday, and holiday visits are even more difficult to arrange. Joe must earn points to cash these in for visits.

And even though Teresa is a best-selling cook, she will not be permitted to bring any homemade treats. I guess one-too many visitors put the hacksaw in the cake, ruining it for the rest of the inmates. Additionally, you cannot bring newspapers, magazines, cameras, cell phones, personal keys or pictures in the visiting room. Joe will be patted down before the visit and visually searched after. And if Joe wants to give something to his family, like some groovy macramé, he has to get it approved before the visit.

Just like with FCI Danbury, a hug and kiss are only permitted at the beginning and end of the visit, though hand-holding is permitted. Things could be worse, at least they aren’t talking through a glass patrician on a phone.

Giudice and Teresa pleaded guilty to bank and tax fraud in 2014 and were sentenced to prison time. Teresa served 11 months and was released in December 2015. Their sentences were staggered in the interest of their four daughters, Gabriella, 11; Audriana, 6; Gia, 15 and Milania, 10.

Luckily for Joe, he’ll be permitted to keep up with RHONJ, as he will have access to a TV, and Bravo is one of the available channels. RHONJ Season 7 is scheduled to premiere this summer.

 

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  • Betty

    They’re both such losers. They profess to love and care for their kids so much. but promptly tossed aside the kids security to commit fraud for what? Camaro’s, chicken coops, fugly furniture and handbags? Whatev

    • sideof Sour Cream

      Not to mention the most humiliating infamy that money can buy. Or more precisely, that morons can steal.

      • Betty

        She really doesn’t seem to care. All three of their homes have been foreclosed or Are in foreclosure. Her furniture was photographed for public auction. Everyone knows they’re $12 million in debt and her husband cheats, She and her husband have both been to prison, but Terrsa still thinks there is “status” to driving a Lexus everyone knows is leased. ????

  • sideof Sour Cream

    whaddyagonna doabout it? itsnobigdeal.

    • Betty

      Neither is consensual prison sex. Enjoy Joe! Sorry, not sorry

  • MidwestMiddie

    Dani-K —–This prison seems too cushy for Joe. Does he have email access to his family the way his wife, The Felon, did?
    I never missed his wife when she was in prison and will not miss him during his stay. Hopefully the entire family will leave the USA when his prison stay is over.

    • tapestry10

      He has access to email, a phone and television. So much for “prison hell.”

  • Marsbars09

    I think the conditions of the prison, alcohol withdrawals and the knowledge of deportation will break Joe.

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    Good, good, good. The more Hell for them the better.

  • TartLemon

    OMG! You mean it’s not Coney Island? NO!!

    • tapestry10

      And white-jacketed waiters don’t bring wine to his room on silver trays. It’s prison hell, Tart Lemon. What did the poor guy ever do to deserve this?

  • 95%SaraFlatpoint

    Oh boy!!! I am so happy that I know exactly where Joe is at all times and I can’t wait to get approved for his visitation list, a hand hold from that magnificent stallion will propel me to the heavenly reaches of ecstasy more than a solid drilling from a merely average wider than tall stud.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Sara, you are just too much!

    • T’s Martini Lounge

      You’re killing it tonight! 😀❤️💯

  • fred

    Cant do the Time don’t do the crime.s

  • Pandora403

    Joe’s prison sentence is not much different than a lot of other prisoners who are in federal or state prisons. You can send or bring an inmate a “care package” but they have strict rules as what is allowed. Any type of cake or cookies has to be in the original wrapper it came in and show no signs of tampering. Of course, a homemade cake is not going to fit that criteria. As for books, magazines, etc. You leave them with the guards and they go through them and then the prisoner gets the items. No one is depriving Joe of a newspaper. Can he even read? Joe is doing easy time so why don’t they stop the b.s. Not to mention Fort Dix is so close to his own home they can practically walk to the prison to see him. Most prisoners are not that fortunate with prisons being miles and miles away from their homes. Not that I have any sympathy for Apollo but how many visitors do you think he’ll be getting from Georgia? I don’t want to hear another word about “poor Joe.”

    • WestCoastFeed

      It’s not that close. It’s between 80 and 90 miles away.

      • Pandora403

        LOL…In the rural area where I live that’s considered “down the road a piece.”

        • WestCoastFeed

          Ha, and in the congested East it’s over an hour drive.

    • EllaFitzbunbun

      “Can he even read?” Hilarious! The Juicer has never struck me as a newspaper reader.

  • tapestry10

    Who writes your headlines, AATT? Labeling the description above as “Prison Hell!” makes you look ridiculous.

    • Why is this happening to us?

      I agree. Many titles I have noticed recently are far more interesting and dramatic than the actual story itself. Seems to be a trend…not sure if it’s the same author or not, but it happens frequently here and on other sites. I guess on a blog site, the rules are different; the writing is subjective, but it’s akin to false advertising, IMO. It causes more people to click on an article and read it. If the title were something closer to the actual truth, most people would probably just pass right over the article. Lol

      • tapestry10

        I would guess that the writers don’t write the headlines. The headlines are often overwrought and overstated and don’t match the tone of the articles at all. It’s not a smart way to go. When readers get fooled too many times, they go elsewhere, where the headline tells the truth about the story–as it should.

        • Why is this happening to us?

          It sounds like you might be right about the headlines. The tone is usually different.
          ITA about the readers going elsewhere. I think readers want the truth- not to be tricked into reading something that’s completely different than the headline.
          I’ve been noticing this a lot lately, especially when I go on FB and read articles about all the mudslinging between the presidential candidates. Oftentimes, the title is way more dramatic than the actual article, or some news outlets will take one statement out of context and create an entire story around it! It’s annoying.

          • tapestry10

            It is annoying. No one wants to be made a fool of. Like the old saying “Trick me once, shame on you, trick me twice, shame on me…”

        • JustSayin

          I so agree with this, and I don’t say it to attack or denigrate this site, exactly the opposite, I say it because I love this site and I want the community to grow. I don’t want people to be turned off from the site because the article titles make them feel tricked into clicking. I know there are sites I actively avoid because they did that to me one too many times.

          • tapestry10

            Exactly! Me, too. How’re you, JS. Is it spring where you are?

          • JustSayin

            I’m good, tapestry, and you? Mother nature seems confused as to which season we’re in, we had rain, then a sunny warm day, now we’re back to rain and thunderstorms.

          • tapestry10

            It was 78 degrees in the NY metropolitan area today and tomorrow night they’re saying there might be snow showers! That’s as weird a forecast as ever I’ve heard. This climate change is not good at all. I feel like Alice in Wonderland. You can’t predict what you’ll see from hour to hour. And this political season is the same way. Relentless aggravation. I don’t remember ever living through a or political season like this one. I think the whole country needs Xanax.

          • Nick’s daughter

            Yes, tapestry – climate change and global warming are causing Unpredictable weather in so Many places. I can relate to your feeling like Alice in Wonderland…I feel like her too, sometimes. 😊 Xanax is a wonder for me, but my Dad is fond of saying “Calm down” as if they are the “magic words” 😉. I am Italian (so is Dad)…sometimes excitable -it’s built-in. 😆

  • Why is this happening to us?

    Oh boo hoo…it’s not the prison “spa” he was expecting? Then I guess he shouldn’t have committed fraud.

    • tapestry10

      It’s a nightmare there! When he got inside, they didn’t give him a terrycloth bathrobe and slippers and there wasn’t any sauna!

      • Why is this happening to us?

        Oh the horror!
        And no yoga or hot stone massage? Wtf?

        • tapestry10

          ikr? Can you believe it? I heard they don’t serve breakfast in bed, but that could be an exaggeration.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I think the thing they are most disappointed about are no conjugal visits. Lol. Last thing she needs is another baby! I think it’s a good thing they are kept away from each other!

            I remember before they were sentenced, they mentioned serving time at the Brooklyn federal detention center for both of them. I think they quickly changed their minds once they realized some of the most dangerous criminals are housed there. It’s not “camp cupcake” by any stretch of the imagination. I know 2 people who work there- they have some members of ISIS, Al Qaeda and serious criminals there. Could you imagine Joe making hooch, hanging out with people like that? Lol. I’m sure he would have been on a different cell block, but it’s not a nice place to visit. As much as I can’t stand Teresa or Joe, I’m glad the poor kids don’t have to go to a place like that to see their father for the next 3 years.

          • tapestry10

            They don’t get a choice of where they’re housed. I wonder how he did get into this place, though, from what one former inmate said about it, it sounds bad. What does your friend say about how people handle being locked up like that? I would think it would drive most people crazy. It would me.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            They don’t get a choice, but I think distance is strongly considered and the lawyer could probably make suggestions to the judge before its decided.

            The Brooklyn facility is where many prisoners are housed while waiting for court hearings, etc. I don’t believe it is a long term facility. This is why there are so many dangerous people there- they have all levels of criminals awaiting trial, or for various other reasons.

            One guy I know who worked there for many years as a CO (he was our best man at our wedding) said its just as bad working there being locked up with the criminals. You feel like you are in prison with them! He just recently transferred to another prison in upstate NY called Otisville.

            My other good friend is a catholic priest and he is one of the chaplains on staff full time there. He has to wear a stab proof plate/vest while giving church services! He also does group counseling and whatever religious services they need him for. He said its very scary for him to be locked in with the prisoners. Many people (especially the radical Islamic extremists like those from ISIS and Al Qaeda) actually hate him! I couldn’t believe anyone would hate him…lol…he is a priest after all!

            I think a lot of them do go crazy being locked up in there. Many of these people were not exactly stable to begin with! I think where Joe is is a lot safer than any other place they could have put him. He should thank his lucky stars that he is there. Teresa should be thankful too. They are the luckiest bunch of criminals I have ever seen. Smh.

          • tapestry10

            I hear what you’re saying, Why, but if they’re considering distance, why did they put Apollo. whose family is in Atlanta, in Kentucky, and why did they transfer him to New Jersey? As far as the rest of what you were saying it sounds completely right that the people working there would feel locked in and totally at risk. Horrible job situation, that’s for sure. I saw a program on 60 Minutes tonight about how they rehabilitation at the prisons in Germany. Unbelievable. The prisons there, for people like murderers, are nicer–way nicer–than the average student dorm room. Each one is private and the prisoners are not only not locked in, but they keys to they rooms–so they can have privacy! And they live in a kind of suite with a private bathroom and flat-screen television on which they can play video games. I kid you not. You can look it up on the 60 Minutes website. They showed this murderer on a day pass from prison going out with his wife and child to an ice cream parlor where they were having ice cream sundaes. Take a look at it and tell me what you think. This is the opposite of what all of us in this country think, but, who knows? Maybe they have something there. Our system seems screwed up to me, but I only know what I read and what I see on tv. I agree that the two apes of NJ are an incredibly lucky bunch of criminals. They’re con men, both of them and she’s conned Bravo, but good. It’ll make me very happy if we all join together and boycott that POS whenever they decide to air it. Matter of fact if the series falls on its face, as it well deserves to, we should have a big party here. I’m sure EP would be glad to pour the drinks!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I’m not sure why Apollo is so far from home. I think distance is considered, but also the type of facility based on the nature of the criminal offenses the prisoners have committed. I think non-violent crimes ( like Joe’s and Apollo’s) are housed in certain places and the violent criminals are in others (max security, minimum security, prison camp, etc). I think the type of facility takes precedence over all other factors- distance is probably secondary. Perhaps there wasn’t any room for Apollo in a closer facility? It sounded like from what Phaedra described, that Ft. Dix is a much better place for children to visit than wherever he was in KY.

            Wow! I can’t believe what’s going on in Germany! I will have to check that out and show my friends who work in the prison system here. Lol. I’m sure they will be shocked to see the differences.

            The real purpose of our prison system is to provide rehabilitation and reform so that the can be changed men/women by the time they get out and they can contribute to society in a positive way. Unfortunately, this idealistic dream has never come to fruition, so inmates are lounging around all day, eating, sleeping, working out and watching tv. This is not preparing them for their release back into mainstream society and this is why the recidivism rate is so high. The US has a really screwed up legal system.

            I am totally with you on the boycott of RHONJ and I think EP will be more than happy to bartend for the occasion! Lol. Are we drinking Fabellini? Maybe I’ll take a run over to the warehouse in Bkyln where the Fabellini vinegar is currently being housed. Lmao. I’m probably the closest one, so I don’t mind! 😜 I’m always up for a party!! 🍾🍷🍸🍹🍶🍺🎊🎉🎈

          • tapestry10

            This is the headline I’m waiting for and will turn cartwheels if I see: “RHONJ Ratings Disaster-Cohen Fired”

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I think most of us wish that would be a headline…unfortunately, we are still waiting for it to happen! I have a feeling this new season will be a ratings disaster. They are already trying to drum up interest with all these fake non-stories and dramatics. People still aren’t interested. Lol

          • tapestry10

            No, they’re not. But no matter how mud they keep drumming, I won’t be watching!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Same here! Nothing will get me interested in this Crapfest!
            (Sorry if I down voted you by accident-I clicked the wrong button, but I fixed it after I realized! )

          • Nick’s daughter

            I am happy to join you & Why & All who are boycotting RHONJ!😊
            Andy C. Really blew it by supporting the criminals & throwing more cash their way, IMHO! I won’t be watching this garbage!

  • Madge

    Is Joe going to get sober or.will he be hitting the prison hooch?

  • aemish

    On good behavior, what could be his possible earliest release date?

  • disqus_nx4MfF4kvy

    Being a foreign national he’s restricted from being in a minimum security prison.

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