Joe Giudice has had his fair share of issues over the years which culminated in him serving a four-year stint in prison for conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud along with other crimes.
On top of Joe’s mounting legal and financial issues, the Real Housewives of New Jersey husband took to excessive drinking to deal with his looming prison sentence.
However many had hope that when Joe entered prison he would get the help he properly needed. In fact, according to a court filing, Joe confessed that he was drinking “two or three bottles of wine daily” and using marijuana “occasionally” before entering prison in March 2016.
So, when Joe was denied access to an in-prison alcohol-abuse program many fans truly felt sympathy for the house-husband, who saw first hand how his drinking was affecting his kids and family on RHONJ and Teresa Checks-In.
According to reports, Joe was denied access to the in-prison alcohol-abuse program at Fort Dix due to his immigration status. Joe is not a legal US citizen despite living in the United States for practically his entire life. Currently, Joe is considered a “deportable alien” by ICE.
But now things may be looking up for Joe, who has officially transferred prisons in order to receive a deportation hearing that will determine whether or not he can enter an in-prison alcohol abuse program.
If Joe can enter and complete the in-prison alcohol abuse program he could shave up to a year off his prison sentence. As of now, Joe will remain in prison until the end of March 2019.
Currently, Joe is located at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn after spending over a year at Fort Dix prison in South Jersey.
Joe relocated prisons in order to challenge the status of his immigration status and appear before an immigration judge, an action the South Jersey prison doesn’t allow inmates to do.
No word on when Joe will appear before an immigration judge or if he will be moved to another prison in the near future. Several weeks ago rumors swirled that Joe would be transferred to a prison in Allenwood, PA, which still could happen.
Stay glued to AllAboutTRH for more updates on Joe’s ongoing saga.
Will Joe be able to attend the in-prison alcohol abuse program? Was Joe’s drinking that out of hand on RHONJ? Do you think Joe will be deported after his prison sentence?
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