For Teresa Giudice, prison was hell. She was away from her husband and four daughters, She had no privacy and creature comforts. Inmates brawled in front of her -when they weren’t intimidating her and humiliating her for her bathroom etiquette.(Reality News, Jan. 11, 2016.)
In her first television interview since being released from federal prison, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice said she experienced horrible living conditions while incarcerated and described it as like “living in hell.”
“I mean there was mold in the bathrooms. There was not running water constantly. The showers were freezing cold…I mean, the living conditions were horrible. Like, horrible,” she said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach that aired Tuesday on “Good Morning America.” “There were some nights we didn’t even have heat…It was hell.”
….In addition to the living conditions she described as being “horrible,” she said she had no privacy. In fact, she nicknamed her shared room “the boom-boom room” because so many fellow inmates had sex there.
Asked whether she ever feared for her life while she was incarcerated, Giudice said she never did, although there were fights that resulted in some inmates being “shipped out.” She added: “Believe me…I got pointed at and they were trying to start drama with me. But I just walked away.”
“…(T)here’s a lot of drama,” she said. “That’s all there is, is drama. And I never lived with so many women in my life before, I mean that’s all they…they thrive on drama. It was crazy to me.” (“Real Housewives’ Star Teresa Giudice Say Prison Was Like ‘Living in Hell’,” abcnews.go.come. 2/15/2017.)
Imagine: enslaved for 11 and 1/2 months, almost a year, some 350 days, 8400 hours, with no privacy. And Abigail will endure 8-years, at least, 96 months, over 400 weeks, almost 3000 days, over 70,000 hours, with no privacy! In a prison with far more “drama” and danger.
Teresa was convicted of “fraud,” as was her husband, an arcane “white-collar” felony she didn’t even know she was committing and, apparently, still doesn’t fully or even largely comprehend, and sentenced to 15-months in a minimum-security federal zoo, the same Danburty CT prison in which Martha Steward was enslaved for a year for telling a lie to FBI agents that hurt no one and didn’t undermine the investigation and prosecution of her lover for “insider trading.”