‘RHONJ’ Joe Giudice Punished For Drunken Antics In Prison?

Posted on Apr 7 2016 - 8:58am by Dani-K

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It’s been two weeks since Joe Giudice turned himself in at Fort Dix Correctional Facility to begin his 41-month fraud sentence and sources are saying he got off to a rough start. According to Radar Online, Joe arrived “completely wasted” and “was a total mess.”

The star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey has admitted to struggling with alcohol in the past and especially while his wife, Teresa Giudice, was away completing her sentence at Danbury. Joe has said in recent interviews he’s hoping that prison will help him become clean and sober.

READ: Prison Hell! Inside Joe Giudice’s Strict Prison Visitor Rules 

But on his last night home, reportedly Joe “boozed it up” with Teresa a final time before turning himself in. Joe and his “handlers” stopped at Starbucks prior to his arrival at Fort Dix to “sober him up” but it didn’t work.

“His handlers desperately tried to sober him up,” the source said. “But unfortunately for Joe, the coffee couldn’t cover up his drunken state.”

While we are fairly certain Joe isn’t the first person to report for prison duty inebriated, prison officials were said to be “furious” by his “drunk and belligerent” behavior.

“They couldn’t believe he made a mockery of the court by immediately breaking the rules,” the source explained. Joe was expected to begin his sentence in the general camp, but was moved to maximum security, the insider.

All About the Tea contacted Fort Dix and were told there is no “maximum” security at Fort Dix. The facility is low security – there are no bars, towers, or locks on rooms within the housing units. Although due to confidentiality, officials at Fort Dix couldn’t speak about the specifics on any of the inmates, it was explained that there are two different types of detention within the facility that an inmate can be placed in: administrative and disciplinary.

Now these insiders are saying that a deportation could be likely “even before he completes his full sentence” and the courts “will not show him any leniency.”

 

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  • Lila

    Deport him now! Why waste tax payers money. He has no respect for the law . No accountability. Didn’t think of his family at all. This reminds me of how he said on RHONJ that he was upset After being stopped by the police and then went to a friend’s or family’s home for a drink?! Yea ,right. We all know what happened Joe. Loser.

    • Bad Barbie

      So you are perfectly fine with him serving no time in the US for a crime that he committed and has been sentenced to serve in the US? Sending him to Italy without time served is like meatball glory vacation for him.

      • Lila

        No I’m Not perfectly fine with him not serving time. He should serve and pay his debt to society. Then boot him out! What irks me is that we have to now support his dumb ass and he’s not even remorseful about what he’s done.

        • sideof Sour Cream

          that irks me too Lila. It’s for thieves like the Guidices that I wish we still had debtors prisons–where they stay in jail until their family pays all their restitution. And I would also add to that, pay for the room and board in jail as well! –or they ROT!

      • Lila

        I’m venting Bad Barbie. Of course I’m Not perfectly fine with him not serving time. It just irks me that he’s not remorseful for what he did. After he’s done his time, boot his ass out!

        • Bad Barbie

          I believe they will. He is lucky that he is serving his state time concurrent with his federal already.

  • WestCoastFeed

    He’s in the Felons by Bravo section of the prison along with Apollo. Who’s next to join them?

    • Bad Barbie

      Chris Laurita. lol

      • September24

        LOL! Good one!

  • Bad Barbie

    Deport him even before he finishes his sentence? LOL Who leaks all this crap? That doesn’t happen. You must first serve your sentence for the crime committed. Now, if they want to say with good behavior (no pun) and programs reductions he can serve less time… then he gets deported.

    He most likely will spend a lot of time in the “box” for breaking rules.

    • WestCoastFeed

      We can always count on ROL for making up the most shocking stories.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Thanks for clarifying how the prison is set up etc. I doubted Joe would be penalized for arriving drunk also.

  • Mags

    Thank you Dani-K! I read this yesterday, but wanted to hear it from you. I love AATT and only seek the truth from this blog ;-). That day he turned himself in to Ft Dix, I remember seeing pictures of him looking inebriated, with sunglasses on inside, toasting champagne with Teresa. I thought at the time….OMG, this idiot is going to show up at the prison drunk! And than to further be belligient to prison officials/guards, I’m sure they were pissed! If it is possible for an early deportation, I wished they would move further. So much waste of our hard earned tax dollars, which by the way, him and his felon wife didn’t make their necessary contributions. So annoying and frustration with these losers and I know I’m hardly alone! SMFDH!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Hi,Mags. I read it yesterday, too. It’s always a good idea to disregard ROL stories. But, in this case, they did at least try to make it sound real by asking Joe’s lawyer, Miles Feinstein, for a comment. His comment was something in the order of, “Shocking, if true.” At least we learned that Miles is still Joe’s lawyer.

      • Mags

        Hi WCF……thanks for your reply 😉 I agree totally, and also read Miles Feinstein statements. I do believe this story because of my reaction when I saw those pictures back on March 23rd (wont swear to that date, but I think it is right). OT: while I don’t know anything really about that other sight, I have noticed their story about Charlie Sheen appears to be true. It’s now been reported in the national news. Have a great day WCF 😉

      • twifan2

        Why then did LuvSic Lenny ‘take’ Juicy to prison & not his REAL lawyer(s)?
        Are ALL of Juicy’s lawyers getting paid?

        • WestCoastFeed

          Easy one to answer. There were cameras around for the trip. Lenny probably takes camera time in recompense.

          • twifan2

            Most definitely, but you’d think Juicy’s ‘real’ lawyers would take him there when he was getting processed. They’re the ones who handled/represented his court case last year.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I have no idea what is customary. Did Apollo’s lawyer take him to prison? At least Juicy has someone along who knew the ropes.

          • RHONJ Fan

            Miles no longer represents Joe. Leonard is his new lawyer now.

          • twifan2

            :’D

        • Mags

          Hi Twi…..was Lenny there? I don’t remember, but I think I remember reading that in addition to Teresa there were some of his relatives 😉

          • twifan2

            From a pic posted while they did a ‘coffee stop’ at a Starbucks on the way to prison, I could see Lenny, but no Tre. :/
            ***

          • Mags

            Oh WOW…..thanks for the picture Twi! Geez, he wasn’t much help right?! All for show, I guess. SMDH…..yikes these people are such low life’s!

      • RHONJ Fan

        Miles is no longer Joe’s lawyer, hence his response, “if true.” Leonard is the new lawyer for Joe now as well as Teresa.

        • WestCoastFeed

          So, ROL got another thing wrong?

          • RHONJ Fan

            I don’t think they do much research.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Understatement of the year.

    • RHONJ Fan

      Same here. This is my go-site for the truth. I’ve done some asking around and found out Miles Feinstein is no longer representing Joe anymore. Teresa’s lawyer James Leonard is now. That is why Leonard accompanied Joe to prison.

      • Mags

        Oh…interesting! Thanks for the information RHONJ, good to know 😉

      • cheryl

        its a conflict of interest for a lawyer to represent husband and wife i thought…even on non divorce type issues.

        • WestCoastFeed

          I have zero expertise on these matters, but they did have separate lawyers beginning with the indictment and all through the case up until now. Have circumstances changed so that he could rep them both?

          • cheryl

            i dont know since a lot has gone on i would say was so lenient compared to what i experienced with my ex husband and his white collar crime case here in Arizona. The Guidice have gotten away with a lot. The drinking after sentencing and if Teresa is drinking on probation on camera no less would have sent my husband back to jail. They get away with stuff that just blows me away, but i could not have the same lawyer as my husband. i needed one to protect what was left for me and my children.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Thanks, cheryl. I always appreciate your input on this. Your sharing your experience has helped me understand what the Giudices are going through.

          • sideof Sour Cream

            It might be because they can argue that “partying” is their job. ?? But otherwise, yeah, totally doesn’t make sense and it must be infuriating to their victims.

    • Biscuit

      The last thing an inmate wants to do is piss off a guard at prison. It is not the other prisoners you should fear, it is the guards. They can make your life a living hell while incarcerated. I knew Joe was not smart, but this is beyond stupid behavior, even for him.

      • Mags

        I agree Biscuit! Lenny accompanying him to prison, didn’t do him any favors. He’ll be the next one sued by the Giudice’s!

  • twifan2

    Guess LuvSick Lenny can’t ‘handle’ his client. 😀
    I still like to know who exactly is Juicy’s lawyer(s)?

    • WestCoastFeed

      Well. Lenny is most definitely still Teresa’s lawyer. He and Mrs. Lenny accompanied Teresa to Dorinda Medley’s RHONY party last night. Along with Priscilla and a a friend of hers named Lisa.

      • Mags

        Boy, Dorinda is really smooching up to the felon huh?! Or Andy, since she knows Teresa is his famous felon! I get the impression Dorinda and Chubbs over indulge!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yes, is what is with this friendship? Two very unlikely friends. Who benefits?

          • Mags

            Good question?! Dorinda went to Teresa’s book signing. I wonder how they know each other? Hmmmmm

          • Perturbed

            The more I hear about Dorinda & John, the less I think she belongs on RHONY. Sounds as if RHONJ may be a better fit!

          • Mags

            Hahaha…..now that’s a good one! You should sell that to Andy 😉

          • WestCoastFeed

            There’s one big problem with that–Dorinda is really and truly wealthy. Not fake like Teresa.

          • Mags

            I’m really surprised that she is with John. She doesn’t seem to like a lot about him, matter of fact, she seems to be a little skeeved by him.

          • WestCoastFeed

            He was a friend of her husband’s. It seems to have been a case of drying a widow’s tears.

          • Mags

            Oh. I didn’t know that…

          • sideof Sour Cream

            Maybe that explains why she is friends with Treape as well. Maybe she needs to feel like “the classy one” in all her relationships.

          • Perturbed

            Think so? Haha, we’ll have to see what happens this season. From the promos it looks like Dorinda hits the “Martini Train” a few times (followed by the obligatory word-slurring temper tantrums)! It actually looks like a really entertaining season! 🙂

          • Mags

            I think so too Pertubed. Looks like it will be very entertaining!

          • Blackheath

            I was watching dorinda on the previous season and I felt that she doesn’t seem to quite fit in with the glamour of the NY ladies, not to say that she does not have her self together cause she does. I am by no means slamming Dorinda, cause I like her a lot but I agree, I think she would be a better fit for New Jersey.

          • Perturbed

            I like Dorinda too (most of the time). And it sounds as if she was an astute business owner in London, plus she inherited great wealth from Richard. But if she’s hanging out with the likes of TG & having drunken brawls w/John (that’s what Bethenny said), then she fits better in the Jersey cast, lol. And I live in NJ (but must say, most residents I know are NOTHING like RHONJ cast, haha)!

          • Blackheath

            I know right! It’s like she is lacking in sophistication for lack of a better word.

          • Perturbed

            I know what you mean, like a little “rough around the edges”? It’s surprising, considering she lived in London for years & her husband was an academic. It really looks like we’ll see more of the REAL Dorinda this season – can’t wait!

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            Amen to the last sentence hunni!

          • Perturbed

            Lol! We know the truth, right Snarky? Not everyone in NJ is uneducated, violent, fraudulent, and illiterate, haha! They are a joke to most of us!

  • RHONJ Fan

    Thank you, Dani-K for getting out the truth of the matter. In other RHONJ news. Jacqueline’s daughter, Ashlee revealed the gender of her baby. AATT has a new blog posted.

  • Terri L. Austin

    Great scoop!

  • What a moron. I wonder why the cells don’t lock at that facility though. Seems odd for prison.

    • WestCoastFeed

      It’s a low security prison designed for non-violent criminals–mostly white collar or drug involved felons. Though this is not considered quite as cushy a prison as the one Teresa was in.

      • Mags

        Behavior Science was my major in college and I was offered an internship. My preference was volunteering in a prison, but it didn’t happen. I would love to take a tour of Ft Dix. For the love of me, I can’t image having to live that way. I would be scared to death and that’s why I never did anything to end up in one (like most of us). But I am very curious to see one……

        • WestCoastFeed

          One of the cable networks, I think it was CNBC, did a feature on white collar criminals and their incarceration. They interviewed a few felons in prison and did have some pictures of facilities. I remember one prison had a very large room filled with double or triple decked bunks. It was a very informative documentary. You might enjoy watching it. I bet it’s available on the internet.

          • Mags

            Thanks WCF! Would love to watch it and I will go looking. I tried a few times to watch the most ratchets prisons, but they were to violent for me 😉

        • KKLS30

          Have you been watching 60 Days In?

  • Mags

    I can’t imagine these children being around him for the year Teresa was away. Not that I think Teresa is a better parent, but she not a drunk. You often hear as children age, talk about alcoholic parents and the stories are horrific. Only time will tell the damage they have done to their kids.

  • WestCoastFeed

    I’ve read conflicting articles regarding the impact of Joe’s non-citizen status on his incarceration. Some maintain that his status disqualifies him from some of the inmate programs and benefits. Other say that is not true and everything applies to all inmates, citizens or not. Which is correct? I hope Dani-K or maybe Stacy can clear this up.

  • Why is this happening to us?

    I have a feeling this was his last attempt at trying to get into the drug & alcohol rehab program. His lawyers have been trying to get him in that program since before his sentencing. I think a lot of inmates want to go to that program because there are extra benefits there and I believe they can even get time taken off their sentence for completing the program. He probably figured if he showed up drunk, they would have no choice but to put him into the special program…I guess the idea backfired…no one ever said these Giudices were smart! Apparently, there aren’t many spots available in the drug & alcohol program and it is very desirable since their sentences can be shortened. Just another way these fools are trying to get special treatment. Smh.

    Who are the “handlers”? What the hell is that all about?

    • WestCoastFeed

      I think that is very possible. And all that Bravo filmed talk about how much he was drinking was mostly pointed toward getting him admitted to that rehab program.

      By the handlers, I suppose they mean Lenny and the Giudice clan who accompanied Joe to the slammer.

      Did you notice how slim he was in the last couple of days before he went “asunder?” Getting himself healthy for prison? That would include cutting back on the booze.

      • Why is this happening to us?

        I think the constant talk of him drinking was all about that prison program. They have been angling to get him admitted into it since before he was sentenced. I think there are very few spots in those programs and you need to be on exceptionally good behavior to even be considered. Once they are admitted into it, they are given privileges that most other prisoners are not given. It’s like being part of an elite club within the prison and a spot in the program is very desirable.
        It doesn’t surprise me that he was already looking for special treatment upon admission to the prison. These two think they are above the law and that the rules for everyone else don’t apply to them. He probably thought he would show up drunk, they would see that he needs help and he would be ushered into the program. I’m glad he got a dose of reality. It’s what he needs.
        I did notice he looked slimmer before he turned himself in. If he were smart, he would have stopped drinking weeks or months ago and dried himself out in preparation for prison. I can’t imagine that hangover was pleasant to sleep off on a prison cot! I wouldn’t be surprised if he got the DT’s from not having alcohol in his system for over 24 hrs. He is in for a rude awakening! If he already showed up drunk the first day and pissed the CO’s off, that is not a good first impression! They will make his life a living hell if he doesn’t cooperate.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yep. I was reading one of the other blogsites recently and a current prison guard (or corrections officer as they prefer to be called) said that while collar inmates are much more difficult to deal with than the violent offenders. I guess that sense of privilege and being above the law applies to most white collar offenders.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I could totally see that being true. A lot of the white collar criminals are used to having the finer things in life (through fraudulent activity, of course!), so I would imagine going to prison is a big culture shock for them. They don’t realize it’s PRISON! Not a spa or a sleep away camp! I could just imagine the entitlement issues the CO’s have to deal with. I guess it’s the same way Joe thought he was going into the drug/alcohol program…lol…surprise! The prison does things the way they want to…not the way Joe wants them! I’m sure Lenny or his brother gave him the idea to show up drunk. Lenny is an entertainment lawyer who works on tv contracts…I’m pretty sure he doesn’t know anything about criminal law. I don’t know why the Giudices keep him around as their consigliere. Lol

    • Nick’s daughter

      Excellent questions, (your 2 are just what I would ask, Why?)
      + your theory written in your comment is very likely the truth! Joe desperately wants “in” the special program. He thought his ‘drinking problem’ was a sure thing/ticket to get into the program…SMH, also!! You said it Best, “fool is trying to get special treatment”. Nice if the plan backfired & the felon has to Deal. With. It!! Greetings to you, Why!! 😊Hope you had a good day!
      ☔ It Rained in CA, alert the media, lol 😉 *cause it Never rains & people forget how to drive Here when we have “weather”. hahaha

      • Why is this happening to us?

        Hi ND! 😊 Hope you are well!
        It rained here too today…pretty heavily at times, but we’re used to it! Lol. People drive crazy here all the time- rain or shine!

        • Nick’s daughter

          Hi Why! But – the song goes…”seems it never rains in Southern CA” 😉 & OOH, when it does, all common sense goes Right out the window!! I nearly got creamed Thurs. While driving to the grocery store! It is 61 Fri. with a Storm in the forecast, but it’s 41 degrees at dear Dad’s!! Brrr! I am putting the 🌞 in my suitcase…He NEEDS a warm-up! I Will deliver it. ✈ = next week 💙.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Ooh be careful driving out there!
            I’m sure he will appreciate you bringing him some sun & warmth! (And all your delicious recipes!)
            How long will you be staying there? It might start to warm up.
            The weather here has been wacky! 80 degrees one day and 30 the next! Still have my winter clothes and summer clothes out because I don’t know what to wear on a daily basis! It’s all about the layers 🙂 lol

          • Nick’s daughter

            I know, right? Have to pick the right clothes to pack, be prepared for All the different temps. & weather conditions!! Am staying longer than 1 week 😆, because I Won’t make it back to Dad’s over the summer/Father’s day etc. But, I can only leave 🐶 for so long. He’s blind, but when he doesn’t hear me talking, he KNOWS his Mama is gone. I do Need to relax & Enjoy because my time with Dad means the world to me! Thanks, Why – I totally take over his kitchen when I arrive. Love cooking/baking for him & having ☕ together 💕!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Aww…that sounds so nice. I’m sorry about your puppy- too bad you can’t bring him with you! But I know it’s hard to travel with pets and very stressful for them (and us lol) too.
            You guys will have a great time together…it’s nice that you are able to go visit and cook and eat all your favorite things 😊

  • Biscuit

    I think the thing I find sad and disturbing about his drunken binges and alleged alcoholism is that he was left in charge of four kids! What a nightmare to come home from school and find your dad passed out on the couch. Why did no one in that family step in and take charge, since Joe seemed incapable of caring for himself, much less his daughters. Who cooked the meals? Cleaned the house? Supervised homework? Gia?

    • sideof Sour Cream

      I read either His mother, his sister or SIL (also named Teresa), or Teresa’s parents were at the McMausoleum every day. It must have been especially inebriatic (lol, new word 🙂 because he couldn’t drive–so he didn’t have a legal reason to stay sober.

  • Susie Whats Her Name

    I have a question. Since Teresa is a convicted felon on probation, how is it possible she gets to go visit Joe in prison. I thought felons were not permitted to associate with one another. Are they getting special treatment?

    • WestCoastFeed

      She has to get permission. Joe had to get permission to visit her. Exceptions are made for husband/wife felons.