This week Joe Giudice turned himself in to Fort Dix Federal prison and All About TRH has been keeping you up to date on all of the details surrounding the media frenzy that came along with Joe going away!
Recently, a former Fort Dix supervisor opened up to Us Weekly about exactly what Joe Giudice can expect on the inside. On Wednesday, when Joe arrived at the low-security prison he was searched, and underwent a special scan to search for “anything metal internally,” the source said.
After being cleared Joe was placed, “into a special housing unit for a day or two until he is medically cleared, and then will likely be assigned to the minimum security camp.”
The former Fort Dix supervisor does not know where Joe will be staying, but did reveal the two possibilities for inmates at the New Jersey prison. The insider shared he may be living, “in a dorm room that houses some 200 inmates in double bunk beds.” The first place is referred to as “in the camp,” and it sounds like possibility number two is what Joe should be hoping for. “If he’s not in the camp he’ll be assigned to a low- to medium-security housing unit, where there are 12 to 18 inmates in a room.” The former supervisor says that “Joe won’t be watched if he goes to the bathroom or showers,” if this is where he is placed.
Joe is allowed to spend $300 a month at the commissary on staple items such as shampoo, deodorant, and even gym shorts! The insider also opened up about the grub behind bard, “The food isn’t bad. A lot of chicken, vegetables, a salad bar and even some desserts, depending on the day of the week.” (I find it hard to believe the food isn’t bad, but we’ll have to wait and hear from Joe & Apollo themselves!)
As the Giudice’s already learned with Teresa, it is possible to keep Joe involved in his family’s lives, even while he is in prison! Joe will be allowed visitors during visiting hours, but of course they are only allowed a certain amount of time together.
Teresa wrote in her memoir Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back again all about her struggles with managing her phone minutes, but hopefully Joe will do better! He can talk to his wife and kids daily, as the former supervisor shares, “He has 300 minutes of phone time per month and has to pay by the minute. He will also have access to rudimentary email … but can’t go on the internet.”
The strength of The Giudice family amazes me, and I give Joe and Teresa so much credit for holding it together the way they have! The AATRH team is thinking of Tre and the girls during this difficult time!
Thoughts on what the former Fort Dix supervisor had to say about Joe’s time behind bars? How do you think Joe Giudice will do in prison? Are you surprised that Teresa and the girls are holding up well? Are you looking forward to season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey?